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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.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jon Huntsman’s desperate bid for relevancy

(By Ed Morrissey, Hot Air) - Perhaps no other oxymoron got more use in my time in New Hampshire than this: “the Jon Huntsman surge.” Huntsman bet everything on the Granite State and came up a distant third, despite having plenty of funding, covering the state in 175 appearances in six months, and rather notoriously insulting Iowans by claiming that they “pick corn” while New Hampshire “picks presidents.” Not only did Huntsman lose to Mitt Romney and Ron Paul by a wide margin in New Hampshire, he also came in third among the independents that were supposed to be his base — the very reason he eschewed Iowa in the first place.


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