Obama Takes Stump to Europe
200,000 in Berlin,
Pledges Closer Ties
BERLIN -- Barack Obama, seeking to burnish his image as a global statesman ahead of U.S. presidential elections, told an estimated 200,000 Germans here that he will work for rejuvenated U.S.-European ties.
Stumping for Obama, Fenty Says Primary Is Important for D.C., Too
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty opened a D.C. campaign office for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama yesterday and used the occasion to stress the importance of Tuesday's primary election for a city that is seeking congressional voting rights and to urge residents to turn out in large numbers at the...
(By David Nakamura, The Washington Post)
stump (POLITICS) Show phonetics 巡迴演講拉票
verb [T] US to travel around an area giving speeches and trying to get political support:
She remembers when her dad ran for governor and stumped the north of the state.
Hillary Rodham Clinton retooled her stump speech to take direct aim at Barack Obama and John Edwards.
stump (NO ANSWER) Show phonetics
be stumped to be unable to answer a question or solve a problem because it is too difficult:
I'm completely stumped - how did she manage to escape?
Scientists are stumped by this mystery virus.
pocketbook Show phonetics
noun [C] US
1 a woman's handbag:
I need a new pocketbook to go with these shoes.
2 sb's pocketbook the money that someone has or their ability to pay for things:
These new tax arrangements will hit everyone's pocketbook.
Voters don't all realize how much the results could affect their pocketbooks.