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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:20 PM
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Eleanor Clift: The Gender Gap
Bush is falling further behind among womenand it could cost him come election time

May 14 - It's not surprising that the latest Bush campaign television ad has Laura Bush speaking on camera. A new Pew poll reveals a 12-point gender gap for Bush, enough to sink her husband in November. "Women are sick of Bush and all the macho strutting; it's gotten pretty old," says a Republican strategist.

If the First Lady were the candidate, the Bush campaign might have a better shot at arguing it stands for compassionate conservatism. Laura Bush is so muted and so reserved, that she's a welcome antidote to Bush's guns-blazing style. Still, she's got an impossible task when it comes to selling her husband's education and health policies.

Bush's No Child Left Behind legislation is so unpopular around the country that state legislatures are voting to reject its provisions. It imposes higher standards without the promised funding, and the result is a lot of schools labeled as failures and the overcrowding of schools that have worked hard at being a success.

Bush's prescription-drug program for seniors is both a public-policy and a political disaster. Senior women are most skeptical. They're experts on the cost of drugs and they know it's a scam when consumers get to choose a discount card once a year while the drug companies get to raise prices whenever they want.

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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:28 PM
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1. I noticed how she's sitting next to him or the camera pans past her
picture in a couple of ads...

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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:04 AM
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2. but but but
they just had a commercial for Bush about how wonderfully he did 'reforming' the texass schools.
has the truth about that gotten to enough sheeple?
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