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.
(Washington Prowler) - Sen. Barack Obama and his debate prep team were surprised that Sen. John McCain remained calm and collected during the debate. Obama's continual references to "John," while McCain referred to Obama as "Senator," was intended to needle McCain's patience in hopes for a flash of McCain infamous temper. But McCain was, according to campaign advisers, ready for the needle and didn't take the bait.