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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, July 18, 2011

Rick Perry: Game changer

(By Aaron Blake, The Fix) - This weekend, we got some of the strongest signals yet that Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) will indeed run for president.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) said he thinks Perry will run, and Perry himself seems more inclined than ever, telling the Des Moines Register that he now sees the race as his calling.

“I’m not ready to tell you that I’m ready to announce that I’m in,” Perry said in a lengthy profile piece. “But I’m getting more and more comfortable every day that this is what I’ve been called to do, this is what America needs.”

Perry has emerged late as a potential presidential candidate, but it’s quite possible that he could affect just about every other candidate if he gets in. Here’s how he fits into the race...


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