If you have not checked out wordle, it is an excellent tool for visualizing word frequencies in a given text. Additionally, it is extremely easy to use. After the historic election on Tuesday night, the transcripts (or versions of them) from President-elect Barack Obama’s victory speech and Senator John McCain’s concession speech were on several different news outlets. I pasted the text from each of their speeches and imported it into wordle to create word clouds. This is another tool that can help one analyze and understand texts.