Thanks for visiting! This blog is part of a project by students in Profs. Lisa Zimmerelli’s and Martin Camper’s fall 2016 Eloquentia Perfecta classes at Loyola University Maryland. Eloquentia Perfecta, Loyola’s first-year writing course for Honors students, teaches students the art of speaking and writing well (rhetoric) for the benefit of others. Students also learn how to analyze and evaluate speaking and writing produced by other people. Each post, written by a student, will discuss some current aspect of presidential rhetoric, whether speeches by Obama, tweets from the Clinton and Trump campaigns, or essays by writers tackling election issues. Although students will be using concepts and terms from the course, we hope this site will be of interest to anyone following national American politics this fall.