Writing Oneself, Writing the Presidential Campaign

Caroline Elizabeth Dadas

Abstract


In this paper I analyze user posts and comments on the two blogs that Hillary Clinton runs from her website. Based on the rhetorical approaches utilized by writers of posts and comments, I categorize the posts into four types: cheerleading, educating, suggesting, and sharing. I also examine how difference—both among the users and between users and the candidate—are negotiated in the user-generated blogs. In doing so, I hope to construct an awareness of how people are using blogs to participate in the discourse of a political campaign.

Keywords


Politics; Digital rhetoric; participation; blogs

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v13i2.2078



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