George W. Bush: Lone Star Rising

George W. Bush is so far ahead in the race for the G.O.P. nomination, some call him a sure bet. While he decides whether to run, he's running hard

The talk, at first, was all about policy--Texas Governor George W. Bush holding forth in front of 10 Florida moneymen. But the visitors at this mid-January luncheon in the Governor's mansion in Austin hadn't come to discuss ways to improve education or reduce teen pregnancy. They were there to support a Bush campaign for President, and some were worried about his resolve. Recent news reports suggested the Governor might be having second thoughts about putting his wife Laura and their twin 17-year-old daughters through the media onslaught of a campaign. "We're ready to work for you," said one of the donors,...

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