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Bully Pulpit

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.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Texan Ron Paul enters race for GOP nomination

WASHINGTON (Winston-Salem Journal) - Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican with a pronounced libertarian streak, officially entered the crowded GOP presidential primary field yesterday in his second bid for the White House.

Paul, 71, who was the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee in 1988, announced his unconventional candidacy during an early-morning C-SPAN call-in show.

Paul, an obstetrician serving his 10th term in Congress, began testing the political waters in January. He stepped up his announcement timetable by nearly a month - testimony, he said, to the strong support he has received on the Internet and during a recent trip to New Hampshire, site of the first nominating primary.


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