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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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Place Your Bets

(Fox News) - The students at Virginia's Washington and Lee University have had an uncanny knack for picking the right nominee for the party not currently in the White House. Students have been holding elaborate mock conventions since 1908 — and have been wrong only once in the last 60 years — when they chose Ted Kennedy over George McGovern in 1972. This year — it wasn't even close.

Hillary Clinton easily won the nomination in the mock convention — with more than 2,100 delegates — about 100 more than needed. Obama finished more than 400 delegates behind, with Edwards a distant third.


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