Unformatted text preview: working together would move us past our racial woes. Obama also employs this strategy towards the end of his speech when he tells the story of Ashley Baia: “And Ashley said that when she was nine years old, her mother got cancer.” Ashley’s touching story persuades by appealing to the emotions of sadness and misfortune. Obama utilizes this experience to convince the audience of the true reasons why people support his campaign. It is not because of race that Obama stresses the importance of his presidential campaign, but it is to help make a difference in the lives of others....
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- Spring '11