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Message from key GOP speakers: America, Romney, jobs

August 30, 2012 by Scott Bomboy


After two days of prime-time speeches at the Republican convention, an analysis of key speeches shows a clear message emerging from the convention.

Constitution Daily took the prepared remarks for 13 major speakers on Tuesday and Wednesday in Tampa, and processed their words using Tag Crowd, a Web-based keyword-analysis service.

The analysis showed the topics of “American” and “Romney” were the most-mentioned phrases in the speeches from Paul Ryan, Susana Martinez, Condoleezza Rice, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Tim Pawlenty, John McCain, Chris Christie, Ann Romney, Nikki Haley, Rick Santorum, John Boehner, and Scott Walker.

In fact, mentions of President Barack Obama, while plentiful, weren’t near the top of the list.

In all, there were about 22,000 words spoken by the 13 speakers in the prepared remarks, with about 2,300 recognized as unique keywords.

Here are the top 12 keywords:

American 128
President 108
America 106
Romney 84
Mitt 84
Years 77
People 69
Jobs 64
Work 63
Country 63
Government 59
Obama 57

A look at the keywords from the individual speeches shows a few interesting trends.  Paul Ryan didn’t mention President Obama’s name the most, while Condoleezza Rice’s most-used keyword was “world.” Scott Walker talked about jobs the most.

Mike Huckabee and Tim Pawlenty invoked “Obama” the most among their carefully chosen words.

Most Mentioned Word
Ryan President
Rice World
Martinez Promise
Huckabee Obama
Portman President
Pawlenty Obama
McCain American
Ann Romney Mitt
Christie Believe/American
Haley President
Santorum Hands
Boehner Guy
Walker Jobs

This brief analysis shows, at least among the high-profile speeches from two convention days, the GOP’s focus is on promoting three topics: America, Romney, and jobs.

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