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Flesch-Kinkaid & First Lady speeches

2012-09-05 17:42:12.647466+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

With all of the caveats of the last time we ran across the Flesch-Kincaid test for readability of written text, I thought this was amusing: Smart Politics: Michelle Obama's DNC Speech Written at 7 Grade Levels Above Ann Romney's

The First Lady's speech on Tuesday evening was delivered at a grade level of 12.84 - more than 3.5 grade levels above the next highest speech of the 10 previous prepared remarks delivered by wives of presidential nominees since the first such address in 1992 by Barbara Bush.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-06 13:48:05.537333+00 by: m

Given the quality of the electorate, I am not sure that is a good idea. "USA#1" seems to be the epitome of understanding.