Patrick Buchanan

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English 102
13 February 2013
Rhetorical Analysis
Patrick Buchanan, known as a man of politics in our nation, senior advisor to President Richard Nixon, President Gerald Ford, and President Ronald Reagan, not to mention his administration for the republican presidential nomination for the 2000 presidential election. Buchanan was not only a official but also a author. After graduating from Georgetown University with a degree in English Buchanan he began his career working for a conservative newspaper. He escalated quickly on the career ladder and decided to organize a meeting with past Vice President Richard Nixon. Nixon hired Buchanan as a speech writer for his upcoming nomination as the Republican presidential candidate. Following Nixon’s success as President of the United States, Buchanan was promoted to special assistant of the president. He continued to write the presidents speeches and strategize for President Nixon’s second term as president. After the water gate scandal and President Nixon’s resignation Buchanan worked as director of communications at the white house under President Ronald Reagan. Eventually Buchanan made the decision to run for the Republican presidential nomination of 1992.

Throughout Buchanan’s speech he uses ethos many times to appeal to his audience. In the past, when immigrants were initially traveling to America, the people were hard working and fast

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learning to blend within our cultural values and beliefs. Buchanan uses the hard work ethics of
Asian-born students as an example of “extraordinary contributions”, “The over representation of
Asian-born kids in advanced high school math an science classes is awesome, and, to the extent
that it is achieved by a superior work ethic, these kids are setting an example for all of us.”
Buchanan also refers to the lack of respect we give to...
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