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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.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Perry backers lament errors in campaign

(By Ralph Z. Hallow, The Washington Times) - Rick Perry supporters say he and his campaign’s top officials failed to rally evangelicals sufficiently to make him the viable alternative to Mitt Romney in what some conservatives say is rapidly turning into a disappointing non-contest for the presidential nomination.

Other conservatives have noted that while the Texas governor hasn’t helped himself with his performance in recent debates, the Perry campaign team also has done a poor job on such matters as using surrogates and exploiting Mr. Romney’s vulnerabilities.

“Perry hasn’t reached out to surrogates sufficiently to get them to help him with his errors,” said Randy Brinson, a leader of the Christian Coalition in Alabama.

The paucity of Perry supporters on the campaign stump goes beyond the religious community.


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