There are arguably only three relevant leaders running in the Canadian federal election this year (no offence to Gilles Duceppe, who has now become largely irrelevant in his own province): Stephen Harper, Jack Layton, and Michael Ignatieff.
I decided to generate Wordles based on each of their most recent post/news release on their respective websites. Here they are in the order listed above:
Wordles are a great technology for shifting representations. Through them, a politician’s message to the people of Canada becomes a shotgun montage, the most used words meant to pack the biggest punch and engender the most trust in the people.