Campaign '04: The Right's New Wing

DIVERSE AND WELL FUNDED, THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSERVATIVES IS WINNING BATTLES ON CAMPUS. BUT NOT ALL ARE FIGHTING FOR GEORGE W. BUSH

Earlier this month, a group of students met in Washington to bash George W. Bush, debate the power of multinational corporations and hear a speaker who denounced the Iraq war, the Patriot Act and stricter airport security. A leader of these college kids calls them "the new counterculture," but here's the thing: they aren't liberals. The 185 students were in Washington to attend the 26th annual National Conservative Student Conference.

Many of them think the President has betrayed them by signing bills fattening Medicare and the Department of Education. Though the students embrace small businesses built on enterprise, they criticize big...

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