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Rufus T. Firefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:25 AM
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28. Just a reminder - from 12/31/03
They were all set to just sit back and win by being "above the fray."

http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/12/31/elec04.prez.b... /

CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- With Democrats dominating the political landscape as the primaries approach, President Bush is staying above the fray publicly while his campaign quietly maps out ways to spend his unprecedented war chest and to put his opponents on the defensive.

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Some view it as a modified Rose Garden strategy, a variation on the tactic Jimmy Carter complained President Ford was using in 1976. That year, Ford basked in the glory of the White House, signing bills, making pronouncements, getting free publicity, while Carter had to fight for attention. Carter used the same Rose Garden tactic four years later; They both lost.

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