Why the Old Labels Don't Stick

Left, right, center? With Bush and Kerry, there's a lot to be confused about

WHY IS THIS ELECTION SO HARD FOR SO MANY PEOPLE? Here's one theory. It's not so easy to tell who's the liberal and who's the conservative anymore. You want a candidate who pumps unprecedented amounts of money into agricultural subsidies, uses tariffs to protect some American industries and adds a whole new entitlement to Medicare? That would be the, er, Republican, George W. Bush.

You want a future President who will be hard nosed about committing U.S. troops abroad, wants to balance every new spending item with a tax hike or a spending cut elsewhere and backs states' rights on social...

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