Writing Oneself, Writing the Presidential Campaign

  • Caroline Elizabeth Dadas Miami University of Ohio
Keywords: Politics, Digital rhetoric, participation, blogs


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.

Author Biography

Caroline Elizabeth Dadas, Miami University of Ohio
Caroline Dadas is a second-year PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition at Miami University.
How to Cite
Dadas, C. E. (2008). Writing Oneself, Writing the Presidential Campaign. First Monday, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v13i2.2078