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A Busy Season for The Bully Pulpit Series

Posted by: Larissa Allison | December 2, 2011 Comments Off |

The Bully Pulpit Series was busy this fall hosting three presidential candidates at the College of Charleston.

On October 31, Governor Buddy Roemer candidly talked about his opposition to political corruption. Two days later, on November 2, Governor Jon Huntsman shared his views on foreign policy as well as his plans to create jobs for America. Finally, to a packed auditorium on November 28, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich communicated his stance on immigration and the national debt crisis.

“The Bully Pulpit Series was honored to host presidential candidates Roemer, Huntsman, and Gingrich,” said Amanda Ruth-McSwain, Director of The Bully Pulpit Series. “We look forward to bringing additional presidential candidates to the lowcountry to participate in our event series on political communication.”

All three candidates responded to questions on political communication. Although topics varied from the use of YouTube and Twitter to presidential debates and town halls, each candidate recognized two-way communication as one of the most important responsibilities assumed by the President of the United States.

In addition to Speaker Gingrich, The Bully Pulpit Series was delighted to have both Congressman Tim Scott (R-SC) and CNN Chief National Correspondent John King at the College of Charleston to participate in the November 28 event.

“We are thankful for the continued support from members of the campus, media, political, and Charleston communities,” said Ruth-McSwain. “The participation in our last three events has been amazing and appreciated.”

Watch highlights from the 2011 Bully Pulpit Series.

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