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Sat May 14, 2016, 04:18 PM

2. Rhetoric vs reality

She touches on one of the things that have bugged me about his rhetoric. When he's asked how he's going to convince Congress, etc., to support his agenda, he often mentions the bully pulpit (and, often, little more).

Now, granted, the bully pulpit of the president is more influential than that of a senator, but if you haven't been successful in convincing your colleagues to co-sponsor your legislation in your couple-decade Congressional career, it takes a rather significant leap of faith to expect you'll be able to do so with the same people as president. That's not pessimism. It's reality.

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