Reflection7-Toulim - served to drive the point home that he...

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Leah Smith Reflection #7 A Toulmin Model for Analyzing Arguments (modified from Timothy W. Crusius and Carolyn E. Channell, The Aims of Argument ) Claim: The presidents reaction to the oil spill was judged almost completely on emotional terms while Americans expect him to stop the oil spill. Reason 1: “[I]t remains an open question whether the measured tone that has become the soundtrack of Mr. Obama’s presidency— a detached, calm, observational pitch—
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Unformatted text preview: served to drive the point home that he is sufficiently enraged by the fury in the Gulf Coast.” Reason 2: primary variable here is not Obama’s capacity to solve the problem but rather his interest in solving it. Reason 3: Obama has been bombarded with demands that he “take control” of plugging the leak through some unspecified rhetorical maneuver. Or, perhaps, that he just solve the problem himself....
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2010 for the course PH 122 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '08 term at Colorado State.

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