The author of the first reading, “A More Perfect Union” is Barrack Obama who is very well known for the way that he presents himself and the way in which he speaks. President Obama presents himself in a relatable manner in that he makes himself seem like an average American. He goes farther describing his personal life story as “my own American story” hinting at the idea that he has story that is truly American much like all of our stories. His decision to include the remake that “out of many, we are truly one” immediately following his story convinces the reader that he is not above anyone else; rather he creates a sense of unity between himself and his fellow Americans.
Obama’s constant reminder that he has “unyielding faith in the decency and generosity of the American people” shows that he is trustworthy. By exclaiming that he is not there to nag on America for doing this and not doing, convinces the reader that he is commenting on the American dream, not to disenchant his spectators, but to rescue it from its demise. He makes and counterarguments and concessions which make him seem intelligent. He offers a counterargument to both Reverend Wright as well as to those who would condemn Obama for not condemning Wright. His concession and acknowledgement of white people concerns about jobs and crime show that he is well informed and open minded. Too often, people will completely dismiss those arguments as entirely foolish. The fact that he acknowledges everyone’s concerns shows that is fair and considerate.
I had a harder time finding ways to describe the author of “Ally’s Choice” considering how I’m not exactly sure who I should view as the author. The producers of the podcast spend a considerable amount of time editing and fine tuning the podcast which I suppose shows how much they care about the listener’s auditory experience. However, if I were to view the people that they interviewed as being the author, they seemed (to me at least) to be fairly uneducated, misinformed, and backwards; though that could just be my perception of how strange the situation that they were in was. If I were to view the authors as being the hosts, I would argue that they presented the information in such a confusing way that it makes them seem inconsiderate of their audience.