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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.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Has Fox News Excluded Ron Paul?

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: According to the New Hampshire State Republican Party and an Associated Press report, Republican presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul will be excluded from an upcoming forum of Republican candidates to be broadcast by Fox News on January 6, 2008.
“Given Ron Paul’s support in New Hampshire and his recent historic fundraising success, it is outrageous that Dr. Paul would be excluded,” said Ron Paul 2008 campaign chairman Kent Snyder. “Dr. Paul has consistently polled higher in New Hampshire than some of the other candidates who have been invited.”
Snyder continued, “Paul supporters should know that we are continuing to make inquiries with Fox News as to why they have apparently excluded Dr. Paul from this event.”

— From ronpaul2008.com


Blogger Andy W. Rogers said...

From what I've read online, it's not Fox News excluding Ron Paul, it's the New Hampshire Republican Party that's excluding him.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 12:14:00 AM  
Blogger Steve Brenneis said...


I thought it was only the Democrats and liberals who insisted on an echo chamber. At least that's what Rush and the boys at NRO have been telling us for years.

These guys sound like the Stokes County GOP, or I should say, the Stokes GOP sounds like them.

If Faux News had a shred of integrity, they would honor their own slogan and refuse to have anything to do with this. Oops. I committed an Oxymoron, I used Fox News and integrity in the same sentence.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 1:23:00 PM  
Blogger Strother said...

This is hardly surprising. Neither the Republican party nor Fox News is very happy about Ron Paul's acceptance and success thus far in this primary race. Both Fox and the Republicans are as content as pigs in sh!t to diminish Paul's role in any public forum where ideas are shared. (And yes, I'll say the same thing at any time the Democrats or a 'respected' national network acts similarly toward a fringy Democrat, such as Kucinich.)
If we ever need a wide range of ideas and platforms, it's now — during the primaries. Excluding refreshing voices from these public forums ultimately screws us, the American voters.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 1:50:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

Ron Paul has set a torch to the sacred cows of the GOP establishment. He has had the temerity to actually behave as if he believes the things for which Republicans are supposed to stand. He has had the utter gall to refuse to slink off quietly with his tail between his legs when the scions of the party labeled him "unelectable." And finally, he has had the infuriating audacity to actually raise more money in less time than any of the anointed candidates.

The GOP is signing its own death warrant with the way they are treating Dr. Paul. Not next week, not next month, not even next year, but this generation and the next one show every sign of becoming more politically active than the last two generations and they will surely remember how the only candidate with a strong set of principles was treated by the dour, cynical old men and women of the GOP. They will stay away in droves.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:35:00 PM  
Blogger Andy W. Rogers said...

Strother opines: "(And yes, I'll say the same thing at any time the Democrats or a 'respected' national network acts similarly toward a fringy Democrat, such as Kucinich.)"

That's the problem Dr. Paul is having... People are comparing his campaign to Dennis Kucinich.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 9:05:00 PM  

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