stump speech

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Noun1.stump speech - political oratory
oratory - addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous); "he loved the sound of his own oratory"
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Rubio's problem is that he seems unable to say very much that is not in his stump speech.
As Cameron reached the point in his speech when he promised to fight "heart and soul" for the UK's interests in Europe, I heard the gambler's bluff - an echo of his Scottish referendum stump speech.
a member of the audience interjected - Cruz launched into a stump speech that was interrupted by shouts of "We love you, Ted
With two weeks to go for Israel's general election, US Republicans gave Netanyahu a world stage to deliver a stump speech and raise his profile -- with their standing ovations delivering credibility to his claims that even a 10-year freeze on Iran's nuclear programme would be bad.
And earlier this month he called at a jewellery factory in Norwich - after first making a stump speech to supporters in Ipswich.
The R&D facility, one of the biggest in Asia, will be set up in Yokohama City, vicinity of Tokyo, Abe said in a stump speech for the election campaign due Sunday.
Nothing in those spare words of 1781 can quite explain what unfolds each January, when the president offers an hour-long political carnival that is partly political stump speech and partly national pep rally.
Referring to Megumi Yokota, who was abducted to North Korea in 1977 at age 13, as a "Japanese beauty," Ishihara said at a stump speech in the city of Yokohama that she must have "been forced into marrying and giving birth to a child" and "become a mistress of someone in a high position.
My program is to save the country's economy," said Rohani in a stump speech at a Tehran stadium on Saturday.
For an Adelaide road project Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has promised $500 Million and stated that he will take away any government obstacles to the Olympic Dam project, in a stump speech to party faithful in the South Australian capital.
The president used the address as a stump speech for his re-election, and he hit a populist tone on the theme of income inequality and unfair tax policy.
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda canceled his stump speech in Tokyo and returned to his office to deal with the temblor.