Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb has a terrific post that includes a semantic (aka tag cloud) presentation of Obama’s inagural speech and other past Presidential inagural speeches.
Comparing the Obama and Bush speeches sparked the following thoughts:

Bush’s speech seemed to be addressed to the  world stage and had much abstract language with powerful concepts attached: freedom, liberty, America, country.

Obama’s speech is addressed to the American people and has much more change and inclusive language: keywords are people, common, change, new, spirit. 

Bush’s language was imperial (we know that that played out), Obama’s language is inspiring.

bushs speec tag cloud.gif
rww obama speech cloud.jpg

Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb has a terrific post that includes a semantic (aka tag cloud) presentation of Obama’s inagural speech and other past Presidential inagural speeches.
Comparing the Obama and Bush speeches sparked the following thoughts:

Bush’s speech seemed to be addressed to the  world stage and had much abstract language with powerful concepts attached: freedom, liberty, America, country.

Obama’s speech is addressed to the American people and has much more change and inclusive language: keywords are people, common, change, new, spirit. 

Bush’s language was imperial (we know that that played out), Obama’s language is inspiring.

bushs speec tag cloud.gif
rww obama speech cloud.jpg