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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, January 04, 2012

Newt Gingrich: Why yes, I’d team up with Rick Santorum to take down Mitt Romney

(By Ed Morrissey, Hot Air) - Most people would agree that Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney scored political-narrative and strategic wins in the final results of the Iowa caucuses last night. Santorum’s stirring come-from-behind performance in the last two weeks and his almost-victory speech late last night gives him the edge as the night’s biggest winner, while Romney’s actual win and the dimunition of his most-organized competitors makes it a long-stretch win for him as well. After that, there are mostly degrees of losing, but who ended up as the night’s 'biggest' loser? Rick Perry spent a ton of money in Iowa and ended up barely in double digits in a fifth-place finish, but Perry’s standing at least 'improved' in the final weeks, as did his organization. Michele Bachmann’s standing among voters crashed months ago, and she ended up at about where polling showed her all along, at the bottom of the field that actually and seriously competed for votes in Iowa.

The biggest loser? Major Garrett makes a compelling case for Newt Gingrich at National Journal this morning...


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