The Challenger What Does Pat Want?

Buchanan has already drawn blood and divided the G.O.P., but he won't be satisfied until the party embraces his arch-conservative agenda

A Confederate sword in his hand and a white Stetson hat on his head, Pat Buchanan stands in front of the Alamo. "Take a look behind me," the Republican challenger tells the friendly crowd. "Those fellows put Texas first. They put their own freedom first. They put their own families first, and they were willing to stand up and fight and die for it." Buchanan's own candidacy may face a similar fate, but he hopes his quixotic battle against George Bush will help win the war for the soul of the Republican Party.

Buchanan has already bloodied Bush in a political...