Speaking with the People's Voice: How Presidents Invoke by Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury

By Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury

The position of public opinion in American democracy has been a relevant challenge of students who often study how public opinion affects coverage makers and the way politicians, in particular presidents, try and form public opinion. yet in Speaking with the People’s Voice: How Presidents Invoke Public Opinion, Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury asks a unique query that provides a major new size to the examine of public opinion: How do presidents rhetorically use public opinion of their speeches?

In a cautious research supported via case experiences and discrete examples, Drury develops the concept that of “invoked public opinion” to review the fashionable presidents’ use of public opinion as a rhetorical source. He defines the time period as “the rhetorical illustration of the ideals and values people citizens.”

Speaking with the People’s Voice considers either the strategic and democratic worth of invoked public opinion by way of examining how glossy presidents argumentatively set up references to the ideals and values folks voters as persuasive appeals in addition to acts of political illustration of their nationally televised speeches.

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