We are seeking a third panelist for a panel we are putting together on pre-presidential rhetoric for SHAFR Annual Meeting 2010.
The first paper focuses on Richard Nixon and his congressional, senatorial, and vice-presidential rhetoric. Using the advantages the rhetorical approach offers, the panelist looks at the anti-Communism in Nixon’s political discourse in order to show how both his political views and communication skills evolved as a result of the experiences he gained. As a politician and statesman Nixon went through several distinct phases, which do not merely form a chronological sequence. The panelist contends that each can be identified with a particular, dominant rhetorical technique.
The paper focuses on Johnson's shift in foreign policy rhetoric, specifically concerning Vietnam. The panelist argues that a strong foreign policy ideology can be found in LBJ's Congressional and Senate rhetoric but that his stance wavers once he becomes president. The panelist argues that presidents often feel a need to conform with the policies of their predecessors and Johnson felt the need to change his own style to more closely match Kennedy's.
We are inviting anyone interested in a similar topic with a paper that would be a good fit.
Maria Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
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