Why Wait? Here’s Liz Cheney’s Concession Speech In Advance

Liz Cheney

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  • A few days from now, Liz Cheney will deliver the most consequential speech of her career to date. The polls indicate it will almost certainly be a concession speech.
  • Rhetorically, the assignment is clear: Accept defeat while sounding like a winner. More specifically, Cheney needs to signal that the loss of her Wyoming House seat in a GOP primary is in no way the end of her career, but the opening of a new phase.
  • She needs to invite the audience to imagine that they are not listening to a soon-to-be former congresswoman but instead to a possible future president.

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