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a position of power and influence used to aggressively promote one's own cause
Origin of bully pulpit; from phrase attributed by G. Putnam (1926) to Theodore Roosevelt, referring to the presidency as offering “such a bully [= fine] pulpit” for preaching
A position, especially a public office, from which one may expound one's views to a wide audience.
Origin of bully pulpitFrom bully1, splendid (probably coined by Theodore Roosevelt, who referred to the presidency as a bully pulpit, (“splendid pulpit”) from which he could expound his views like a preacher).