going forward

"Going forward" and related terms ("moving forward", "move forward", "go forward") have been used a total of 114 times by the politicians and political influencers that NPR is tracking.

Why We're Tracking This: When things aren't going well and you're the party in charge, it's time to talk about "going forward." Or, when things aren't going well and you're the party out of power, it's time to talk about "going forward."

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Barbara Boxer (D)


  • Last 7 days: 3 uses (up 300% over last week)
  • Overall: 3 uses since Aug. 30

Organizing for America (Obama/Biden) (D)


  • Last 7 days: 4 uses (up 300% over last week)
  • Overall: 18 uses since Aug. 30



  • Last 7 days: 11 uses (up 450% over last week)
  • Overall: 44 uses since Aug. 30



  • Last 7 days: 4 uses (up 300% over last week)
  • Overall: 24 uses since Aug. 30

'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of "going forward"

...Thank you for voting! RT @lulu_w: I did my part to keep America moving forward. Voted for @Alexi4Illinois...

Alexi Giannoulias , via Twitter (November 2)

... easily discussed his California roots, his love for the North Coast, and why we still needed to move forward on thoughtful environmental policy—a fact hardly lost amidst the one of California’s most gorgeous stretches of coastline. Our weekend...

Jerry Brown , via RSS (November 1)

...so much at stake—this is about more than just politics—it’s about whether or not we as a people can move forward through times of challenge, and cynicism, and frustration. And use the opportunity we’ve been given to build better communities...

Organizing for America (Obama/Biden), via RSS (October 31)

...involved in some tough fights over the past two years. We can’t move backward now. We’ve got to keep moving forward. And that's all going to be up to you....

Organizing for America (Obama/Biden), via Facebook (October 31)

...hard work ahead, but we're willing to work hard. Let's push through til Tuesday, and keep Illinois and America moving forward!...

Pat Quinn, via Facebook (October 31)

...From small business owners to teachers to students, the people I talk to all want to keep Washington state moving forward....

Patty Murray, via Facebook (October 29)

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