Sometimes you just want to look at the various tools of the Internet and find out interesting things regarding the politicians you are watching run for office. A tool called Wordle takes strings of text and then creates a cloud of the most used words. I used the “mostly horizontal, black and white, and set the maximum number of words at 200” settings to create the following Wordle clouds. I used the NY Times transcript of the debate as my source material. Using the transcript I then cut out the moderator commentary and then sliced Governor Palin’s comments and Senator Biden’s comments into two separate documents.
The following is the Wordle clouds.
I wouldn’t put to much into analyzing these word clouds I just thought it was interesting that there was some interesting patterns to be found.