Predictions and Reactions: President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address
- What will be the tone of the President’s speech?
- What language/rhetorical style will the President use to reassure Americans?
- Which issues will the President emphasize in his remarks, and in what priority order?
- Post-speech analysis — what worked and what didn’t work?
Mitchell S. McKinney, Ph.D.
Department of Communication, University of Missouri
Director, Political Communication Institute (pci.missouri.edu)
Dr. McKinney’s research interests include presidential debates, political campaigns, media and politics, and presidential rhetoric.
Mary Stuckey, Ph.D.
Department of Communication, Georgia State University
Dr. Stuckey’s research interests include presidential communication and rhetoric and national identity.
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