Obama Flashback: A President Can’t Let Surrogates Question Opponent’s Patriotism
"The question is whether the president is willing to reign in those on his staff or in his control."
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.