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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-04 12:22 AM
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Bush Takes On Direct Role in Shaping Election Tactics
President Bush will accept his party's nomination in New York this week on the crest of a campaign that aides say reflects an unusual level of involvement from the president himself, particularly in driving attacks on Senator John Kerry that have characterized his re-election effort since the spring.

Several aides said Mr. Bush viewed this as the campaign of his life and had intervened on matters as large as the themes it should strike and as small as particular shots of him in his television advertisements. While making sure Mr. Kerry is challenged at every opening, they said, the single most consuming concern for Mr. Bush is that there is an elaborate get-out-the-vote operation in November in anticipation of a contest as tight as the one in 2000.

Mr. Bush, in an interview in New Mexico last week, was careful to present himself as above his campaign, saying he was busy dealing with the problems of the country.

"I try to balance my job with my desire to win four more years," he said Thursday.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/29/politics/campaign/29e...

The smears go directly to W's doorstep. Just keep it in mind!
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Mokito Donating Member (710 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-04 12:31 AM
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1. That tells a lot about *'s psyche
...reflects an unusual level of involvement from the president himself, particularly in driving attacks on Senator John Kerry that have characterized his re-election effort since the spring.

He really gets a kick out of denigrating people...be it in war, on death row or in an election.
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-04 12:43 AM
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2. dupe, here's a link
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