Nation: George Is Coming On Strong

With charm and zeal, Bush gains the GOP's front four

No one was ever really against him, but few people were really for George Bush when he started his campaign for the Republican nomination. Now, after doing better than expected in trial runs in Maine and Florida, he is attracting increasing attention. TIME National Political Correspondent John Stacks traveled to Iowa with the long shot. His report:

The candidate's small, chartered airplane taxis to the tiny terminal building in Spencer, Iowa, (pop. 12,000). George Bush, former CIA director, former envoy to Peking, former chairman...

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