Above you'll find another RNC word cloud, this one cobbled together from the prepared remarks of all the major (and most of the minor) speakers from Wednesday's convention festivities.
The same disclaimer from yesterday applies: We had to run a whole host of .pdf documents through a word-cloud generator to make this, so a few mentions may have gotten lost in the shuffle. But nonetheless, the above graphic should provide a pretty accurate snapshot of the buzzwords that popped out during the second full day of the GOP convention.
As you've probably noticed, tonight's word cloud looks a whole lot like what we saw from Tuesday's graphic (although it is a little more sparse given the lighter speech load), and likewise offers little in the way of surprises.
Neither paint the most exciting picture, but that may just highlight how for your average convention speaker—regardless of which party's convention we're talking about—it's about tone and stage presence as much as it is about content.
*A note on methodology: We fed the official prepared remarks as they were published by the RNC and by the Washington Post into word-cloud generator Wordle.net. There was a small handful of the speeches missing from the sites at the time we published, but none by any elected officials or national figures. Common words like "the", "an", etc. were removed.
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