.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

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, October 10, 2011

Mitt Romney’s newest endorser, Mel Martinez, cosponsored the DREAM Act

(By Matt Lewis, The Daily Caller) - Mitt Romney today unveiled the endorsement of former Sen. Mel Martinez, who will serve as chair of the campaign’s National Advisory Council, according to a release. Interestingly, Martinez, the first Cuban American elected to the United States Senate, was a primary sponsor of 2006′s failed comprehensive immigration bid that faced withering criticism from conservatives.

After a decade of shifting positions on immigration, Romney has settled — in this contest, at least — to the political right, fiercely challenging Texas Governor Rick Perry over the question of in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants.

His campaign released late last month an ad in which it asked “who supports Governor Perry’s decision to give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants,” tracking a laundry list of Democrats. But with today’s endorsement news, it seems they might add one more name: Team Romney.


Post a Comment

<< Home