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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 09, 2011

Rick Perry pivots to his personal story in latest ad

(By Tina Korbe, Hot Air) - Still trailing in the polls, Rick Perry nevertheless also still has plenty of campaign cash — and has lately begun to spend some of it on a string of ads to invite Iowa voters to remember his initial appeal. The first two videos focused firmly on jobs and the economy. In his latest spot, the Texas governor pivots from those crucial election issues to a warm re-telling of his personal story. It’s a conspicuous attempt to remind Iowans that Perry is a “family values” kind of guy. In fact, that’s even the name of the ad — “Values.”


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