A Word Cloud of Thursday's RNC Speeches

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
Aug. 30 2012 11:44 PM

Here's a Word Cloud of Every Major Speech From The GOP Convention


Above you'll find the third RNC word cloud of our Wordle.net experiment, this one cobbled together from the prepared remarks of all the major (and most of the minor) speakers from the final night of the convention festivities. As probably comes as little surprise to anyone who watched last night's prime-time coverage, there were no prepared remarks available for either Clint Eastwood or the chair he brought along as a prop.

The same disclaimer from the previous two days applies: We had to run a whole host of .pdf documents through a word-cloud generator to make this, so it is possible a few mentions got lost in the shuffle. But nonetheless, the above graphic should provide a pretty accurate snapshot of the buzzwords that popped out during the final day of the GOP convention.


And, because we like you, here's a bonus word cloud combining the speeches from all three nights:


*A note on methodology: We fed the official prepared remarks as they were published by the RNC and elsewhere 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.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

Homeland Is Good Again! For Now.


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.


How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

The U.S. Has a New Problem in Syria: The Moderate Rebels Feel Like We’ve Betrayed Them

We Need to Talk: A Terrible Name for a Good Sports Show by and About Women

Trending News Channel
Oct. 1 2014 1:25 PM Japanese Cheerleader Robots Balance and Roll Around on Balls
  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 1 2014 12:20 PM Don’t Expect Hong Kong’s Protests to Spread to the Mainland
Oct. 1 2014 2:16 PM Wall Street Tackles Chat Services, Shies Away From Diversity Issues 
The Eye
Oct. 1 2014 1:04 PM An Architectural Crusade Against the Tyranny of Straight Lines
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today In GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 3:02 PM The Best Show of the Summer Is Getting a Second Season
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 3:01 PM Netizen Report: Hong Kong Protests Trigger Surveillance and Social Media Censorship
  Health & Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.