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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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Charles Krauthammer Says Cain Is in ‘Over His Head’ on Foreign Policy After Libya Flub

(By Tiffany Gabbay, The Blaze) - Addressing Herman Cain’s recent hiccup answering a question about his position on Libya, Fox News contributor and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said he thinks Cain is in over his head where foreign policy is concerned.

During a campaign speech, Cain explained the flub away, saying he only paused “to gather his thoughts.” He added, “Remember if you’ve been asked 7 or 8 different questions on 7 or 8 different topics and then all of the sudden somebody switches to Libya, and they are not clear with the question, before I shoot from the lip, I gather my thoughts.”

Krauthammer, however, did not think having to juggle multiple questions was a sufficient enough reason, saying, “To say ‘I was thrown 8 questions on different topics’ is not a great defense if you are running for the presidency.” He went on to say, “I think he’s over his head, he’s winging it, particularly on foreign affairs.”


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