It merely means that where the elections are far more "ideological," or where the lines are more sharply drawn between candidates, such as in epic battles between right and wrong, decency and rottenness, good and evil, that clout
is a new breed of marketing service provider for a new age of content-driven consumption.
Whitaker has also used his clout
to produce and direct an eclectic array of motion picture and television vehicles.
Asked again if he would back Mr Brown, he said: "I haven't had the discussions with him about this but let's be honest about this, I haven't seen the field for deputy and I haven't got the clout
at the moment to make a difference.
O'Neill's successor, John Snow, was an effective salesman of Bush's policies, but he lacked clout
in Congress or on Wall Street.
The result is a disaster, with Spitzer coming across as overbearing and drunk on his growing clout
to the clout
that out director Singer has earned from his X-Men films and this summers Superman Returns.
Could this signal a new age in which the film industry finally uses its clout
to get the word out to mainstream America?
Oh, to wield such market clout
. Top executives yearning to exert serious price pressure on health-plan medical providers surely must envy the California Public Employees Retirement System.
Wal-Mart's refusal to carry certain media products has given the discounter additional clout
with music and film producers and publishers.
While the Business Roundtable and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) have also wielded considerable influence with the agencies, he suggests their clout
has been waning, while FEI's has risen.
is another word for a lump of earth but has other meanings too that take us down a different path.
'My tip at the start of the season was Wigan, simply because they had the financial clout
to get quality in.
And the proposal of Panama as a more promising site than Miami for FTAA headquarters is a clear indication of how wary Latin nations are of American clout
with the proposed secretariat.
FRIENDS star Jennifer Aniston appears to have lost her clout
with studio chiefs as the series comes to an end.