Your Guide to Writing a Great Stump Speech Joe Garecht Everybody loves a great stump speech… You know, one that makes the crowds go wild, generates tons of local press coverage, and leaves your opponent gasping for air. Everybody loves a great stump speech, but few candidates are capable of writing and delivering a true winner. This is your guide to developing a meaningful, passionate, memorable stump speech. Every campaign should have not one, but several stump speeches prepared:
Conservatives have controlled our government for three definable periods in recent history—the Gilded Age of the last three decades of the s progressives followed from tothe Roaring 20s progressives followed from toand the Reagan Era that started in and continues to this day.
Each conservative era has led to terrible suffering among working people, each ended in a wipeout financial disaster, and this one will probably be no different. This time, democracy itself may well be at stake.
The takeover of our government by Trump and his billionaire oligarch cronies could be the nightmare that Alexander Hamilton identified, warned us about, and then refused to believe could ever come to pass.
A little history is in order. Taft, and Woodrow Wilson from to In the spring ofa presidential election year, Republican Warren G. The robber barons of that era treated everybody except the morbidly rich as serfs, right down to fomenting murder and police violence to disrupt workers agitating for unions, better pay or decent working hours.
Thus, during the Harding campaign came H. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it. It drags itself out of the dark abysm I was about to write abscess!
It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and doodle. It is balder and dash. Harding prepares a speech he does not think of it in terms of an educated reader locked up in jail, but in terms of a great horde of stoneheads gathered around a stand.
That is to say, the thing is always a stump speech; it is conceived as a stump speech and written as a stump speech. More, it is a stump speech addressed to the sort of audience that the speaker has been used to all of his life, to wit, an audience of small town yokels, of low political serfs, or morons scarcely able to understand a word of more than two syllables, and wholly able to pursue a logical idea for more than two centimeters.
What they want is simply a gaudy series of platitudes, of sonorous nonsense driven home with gestures. The roll of incomprehensible polysyllables enchants them.
And Mencken was right. That distinction has to go to Donald Trump alone. Alexander Hamilton—himself an advocate for a soft oligarchy in America, and one of the founders who helped write the Constitution—had a nightmare about a group of hyper-wealthy people launching a multigenerational assault on the Enlightenment ideals of America, leading to the election of a wealthy con man as president.
And it sure looks like his nightmare is all about Trump and his Fox News followers. On August 18,when Hamilton was Secretary of the Treasury for George Washington, he wrote a rebuttal to those who were skeptical that an American democratic republic could survive over time, when buffeted by the winds and forces of accumulated wealth and the love of some people for aristocracy.
Tired at length of anarchy, or want of government, they may take shelter in the arms of monarchy for repose and security. So, if a Cato-like man or group of people with massive riches were to succeed in taking over most of the levers of power in American government, Hamilton believed, our nation then would, actually, be vulnerable to a despot rising to the presidency.
Similarly, the later Caesars held power through similar means, splitting the populace against itself in a way that eventually led to the collapse of the Roman Empire. These are its true enemies. It mostly started back inwhen Lewis Powell wrote a call to arms to his friend and neighbor, Eugene Sydnor Jr.Bernie Sanders’ democratic socialist stump speech in Denver “He’s the only one talking about income inequality and climate change, which is super important.” Nat Stein.
Bernie I am part of a new campaign started by former campaign staffersto recruit Bernie to start a new people’s party. Implementing the idea he advanced in his stump speech to. It wasn’t so long ago that Bernie Sanders supporters hated the press, and Bernie held events that the press was barred from.
Much of Bernie’s own stump speech railed against the media.
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There’s a term for this, you know. It’s called Liberal Hate Speech.
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Another great read, Bernie. I supposed I’ll be called.