"Lyndon Johnson: An American Dream"
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Roosevelt coined the phrase 'bully pulpit' for the platform a president has to influence public sentiment. I think after Sandy Hook, when Obama went out and he talked a lot about gun control and met with the parents, there was a sense that something was going to happen. But then, I guess, the power of special interests was greater than public sentiment.
Also took leave from role as frequent TV commentator on "Newshour with Jim Lehrer," while some universities cancelled invitations for her speaking engagements.