Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Kasich: Dual Pronged Argument

At the onset of the debate governor Kasich appeals both to pathos and ethos. He begins his argument by talking about how his grandfather, who was a coal miner, died of black lung. He also noted that in his grandparents' time people would lose a job simply in a ''gust of wind." By using this appeal to ethos, Kasich puts himself in the shoes of the voters by demonstrating that he understands today's anxieties concerning the economy. He also draws upon his own ethos, chiefly pointing to his experience as a chief architect under the Clinton regime in balancing the budget.  Furthermore, he talks about how he balanced the budget as the governor of Ohio. Using appeals to both ethos and pathos bolsters Kasich's argument as he presents himself as qualified and supportive.

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