Obama-Romney Debate

Watch this clip from the third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, held in 2012.

Referring to this clip and the transcript of the exchange, compose a 1-page summary of the arguments each candidate makes. In particular, identify the pathos, logos, and ethos the candidates use to make their points.

Transcript of the Third Presidential Debate


  • Ethos refers to how trustworthy or credible the rhetor is and how knowledgeable he or she is concerning a subject.
  • Pathos is an appeal that draws upon the audience's emotions, sympathies, interests, and/or imagination.
  • Logos refers to the clarity of the message's claim, its logic, and the effectiveness of its supporting evidence.