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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.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Obama Makes 2012 Re-Election Bid Official

(By Christina Bellantoni, Roll Call) - President Barack Obama told supporters in an email Monday morning that he is formally starting his 2012 re-election campaign and asked their help to build a grass-roots organization like what helped him win in 2008. The announcement, which had been expected this week, came along with a video featuring supporters talking about how they want to help Obama win a second term.

In an email signed simply “Barack” to the at least 13 million people on the Organizing for America mailing list, Obama said that his campaign will file papers Monday to launch the campaign, even though the re-election “may not reach full speed for a year or more.”

“But as my administration and folks across the country fight to protect the progress we’ve made — and make more — we also need to begin mobilizing for 2012, long before the time comes for me to begin campaigning in earnest,” he wrote.

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Anonymous non surgical ways to lose weight NE Phila said...

He's doing it to scare off potential Republican candidates who might have a chance to be competitiv¬e. It's sound political strategy even if it's a bit tone def.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011 5:45:00 AM  

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