Election 2008

The State of the Election: Momentum and Rhetoric

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In this week's edition of The Political Junkie, NPR's political editor Ken Rudin talks about Barack Obama's increased momentum, John McCain's winning streak and the importance of Texas and Ohio for Hillary Clinton.

Plus, just how powerful are words? David Frank, a professor of rhetoric at Honors College at the University of Oregon, discusses the importance of discourse.

Correction March 3, 2008

The audio for this segment contains an erroneous reference to the length of time Barack Obama has spent in the Senate. He was sworn into office in January 2005.



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