Inside The Inner Circles

Meet the ever-expanding group of advisers who make up the Kerry brain trust

If the hallmark of George W. Bush's management style is the faith he puts in a tight, unchanging inner circle, a look at those who surround John Kerry suggests that his approach is almost the opposite. Kerry's team is wider in reach but narrower in influence than Bush's, more a kaleidoscope than a circle. Depending on the question at hand, Kerry may draw upon old friends, new allies or even former adversaries. Yet none of them ever enjoy more than a limited hold on him. "He makes a cut on what people bring to a discussion," says Kerry campaign manager Mary...

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