For almost a year now, each of the presidential candidates has been giving a similar speech as they travel around the nation campaigning. While it gets revised as new issues arise and events occur, often this “stump speech” is a version of the speech that the candidate gave when they officially announced their campaign.

So those original announcements of their candidacy make for excellent evidence on which to evaluate them, whether it be on the level of fact-checking, rhetorical strategy, or general focus and philosophy.

Here are the ori