State elections in North Carolina are a long way off – or so it seems. In reality, Election Day is merely the culmination of a years-long process of sorting, recruiting, promoting, and funding candidates. As soon as one campaign is over, the next one begins.
The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.