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The debate words those Democrats used

February 1, 2008 | 11:58 am

Well, The Times' Ben Welsh has done it again. For the third time this week, he's created a word cloud examining the words used over time in public, this time by Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate in Hollywood.

Ticket readers will recall this website published Welsh's creative word clouds twice before this week, once on the Republicans' debate and once examining the word patterns in all of President Bush's State of the Union Addresses.

Just put your cursor on the slider here and move it to the left, going back in time through 18 Democratic debates to last April 26 in South Carolina. Watch how the choice of words changes; the bigger the letters the more often they were used in that debate.

-- Andrew Malcolm