Therefore, Senator Nixon builds his ethos to show Americans that he would never use the money to benefit himself or his family. In Senator Nixon's speech he requested an indep...
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...o peoples emotion because in the picture he illustrated their family is just like most care, loving and loyal American families. After Senator Nixon expresses how great he is, he downgrades his opponents by explaining that they are not the best canidates and claims that they support communism, so Americans would question their integrity just as much as they have questioned his. By doing this Senator Nixon forces the people to stop blaming him and to blame his opponents. This brings into question if Senator Nixon is an honest man or just a superb speaker that knows what the people want to hear; leading to the real question of are any polititions honest men or are they just exceptionable at lieing and manipulating? Sadly, most people don't think to question it.
Eidenmuller, Michael E. "Checkers." American Rhetoric. American Rhetoric, n.d. Web. Mar. 2014.
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