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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, December 12, 2011

George Will: Newt Gingrich Has Gone From Being ‘The Most Disliked Politician In America’ To GOP Frontrunner

(By Josh Feldman, Mediaite) - On 'This Week' today, George Will took on Newt Gingrich’s ascendancy in Republican polls, his battle with Mitt Romney over which of them is the more electable candidate, and wondered if many of Gingrich’s new supporters were aware of his past political history.

Will reacted to last night’s Republican debate by asserting Gingrich was established as a “solid frontrunner,” and right now the biggest question in the race is whether he or Romney is more electable. In order to understand the significance of Gingrich’s place in contemporary politics, Will reminded everyone of what Gingrich was famous for in the 90s.

George Will: “Newt Gingrich was a shooting star in this town, this prominent Republican from 1994 to 1998. He was, at that point, the most disliked politician in America, probably, and he was deposed by his own party. He says, ‘I’m the most electable.’”


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