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.
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(Fox News) - Some political analysts say the cancellation of the Don Imus show will be a blow to Democratic politicians who had found a sympathetic ear in the largely Republican-dominated medium of talk radio. The Los Angeles Times reports Democrats such as Christopher Dodd, John Kerry and Joe Lieberman had come to count on Imus as a unique vehicle to reach a crucial voting bloc — politically independent white men.
Dodd, who announced his presidential candidacy on the Imus show, told CNN that an appearance on Imus gives politicians a chance to reach an audience that "doesn't always watch the Sunday morning talk shows."