I read Hillary Clinton's speeches to Goldman Sachs. Here's what surprised me the most.

As WikiLeaks continues to dump John Podesta’s emails onto the world, there’s a cornucopia of information to digest. I decided to start by focusing on a key source of tension between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary: the transcripts of Clinton’s paid speeches at Goldman Sachs. These were supposed to contain information damaging to Clinton’s campaign.

After reading all three speeches … I don’t understand why Clinton didn’t make them public back in the spring.

Okay, I understand a little. Clinton’s Goldman Sachs transcripts are not speeches per se but rather structured conversations between Clinton and a Goldman Sachs interlocutor, as well as a Q&A with the audience. Clinton references the same Winston Churchill joke a bit much. She praises Chinese President Xi Jinping on occasion, mostly for his political skills and his apparent ability to rein in the People’s Liberation Army. Mostly, however, what comes through is Clinton’s comfort talking about the subtleties of international relations. The contrast with the current GOP nominee is rather striking.

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Keyword Sentiment Site Avg. Compared
spaced global trading + 0.61 0.61
0.00
Hillary Clinton + 0.56 -0.30
0.86
American foreign policy + 0.56 -0.07
0.63
respective regulatory schemes + 0.40 0.40
0.00
proper historical context + 0.37 0.37
0.00
Clinton’s comfort + 0.31 0.31
0.00
Transatlantic Trade + 0.29 0.05
0.24
n’t change anything. + 0.25 0.25
0.00
n’t mention + 0.21 -0.12
0.33
Clinton + 0.07 -0.18
0.25
current GOP nominee + 0.00 -0.47
0.47
Chinese President Xi + 0.00 -0.01
0.01
E.U. signs agreements + 0.00 0.00
0.00
particularly French agriculture + 0.00 0.00
0.00
big business group + 0.00 0.00
0.00
Hong Kong + 0.00 -0.08
0.08
key source + 0.00 0.08
-0.08
People’s Liberation + 0.00 0.00
0.00
Democratic primary + 0.00 -0.14
0.14
Bernie Sanders + 0.00 -0.09
0.09
political skills + 0.00 -0.25
0.25
United States -0.20 -0.16
-0.04
Winston Churchill -0.36 0.06
-0.42
Goldman Sachs -0.43 -0.25
-0.18
Goldman Sachs interlocutor -0.45 -0.45
0.00
original CableGate scandal -0.45 -0.45
0.00
Goldman Sachs transcripts -0.46 -0.46
0.00
trade policy -0.46 -0.22
-0.24
John Podesta -0.73 -0.15
-0.58
Clinton’s campaign -0.76 -0.13
-0.63

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