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The term ‘stump speech’

first an example:

LAHORE/SIALKOT: In what appears to be a preview of his election stump speech, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif  lashed out at the establishment and said that the time has come to end the status quo and make a fresh start.



Via: History.org

Chehalis, WA.

In May 1901, the stump was cut from a 360-year-old Douglas Fir tree near Pe Ell, and transported to Chehalis to serve as a speaking platform for President William McKinley. The trip was cancelled when McKinley’s wife took ill. A few months later, McKinley was assassinated, and Vice-President Roosevelt assumed the presidency.

In 1903, Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) gave a “stump speech” atop it, and was the only U.S. President to do so.

William H. Taft (1857-1930) used it as a podium in 1907, when he was Secretary of War. He was elected president in 1908.

The stump, along with a pagoda-like structure built over it, was originally located near the intersection of West Street and Market Boulevard, but was later moved closer to the nearby railroad depot. In the late 1940s, vandals set fire to the stump, and concrete had to be added to the burned portion to hold it together.

By 2007, the stump was infested with carpenter ants and the decision was made to remove it. The Lewis County Historical Society had hoped to save a cross-section, but when city crews cut into the stump they discovered that it was rotten throughout.




It was just announced by PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, recently hired, press secretary, Rick Tyler; that he has cancelled plans to stop in Chehalis on his swing through the Western States.


Rick Tyler:



May 21, 2011 Posted by | 2012, Rick Tyler | , , , , , | 1 Comment