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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, April 29, 2008

Political Theories Abound in North Carolina, but Don’t Ask John Edwards for His

WILMINGTON, N.C. (The New York Times) — What will the Edwardses do?

As the Democratic presidential candidates and their surrogates traipse through North Carolina in the final days before the state’s primary, some people here are wondering, why so quiet in Chapel Hill?

That is where John and Elizabeth Edwards retreated after he dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination on Jan. 30. Neither Mr. Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, nor Mrs. Edwards, a political activist herself, has endorsed a candidate, despite the growing intensity of the race between Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama and the fact that the contest has now landed in the Edwardses’ backyard.


Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

Clinton and Obama have probably asked Edwards to keep his endorsements to himself. If they have any political advisers who know anything, they will be aware that Edwards' popularity in NC is largely mythological. Other than the hard core Chapel Hill liberals and the scattered Chapel Hill wannabes around the state, most people wish Edwards would just shut up and go away.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:26:00 PM  

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