I was inspired by the post, Analyzing the first Presidential Debate, to take a stab at creating some word clouds of the first presidential debate. Using the same transcript from the Washington Post and I broke it into three documents, clinton.txt, holt.txt, and trump.txt. After cleaning up the data for text mining I came up with these word clouds. The interesting tidbits that I see in the word clouds are:
- The dominant words were “think” and “people”.
- The word, “economy”, did not appear in any cloud and the word, “jobs”, just barely made the overall list.
- The only issue word for Ms. Clinton was “donald”.
- “Country” was a bigger issue word for Mr. Trump than “clinton”.