Campaign 2000: Bush and McCain: Who Is The Real Reformer?

Bush is trying to steal McCain's mantle. An assessment of his Texas record reveals gutsy moves--and service to Big Business

The harder George W. Bush campaigns these days, the twangier he gets. "What I'm 'a do," he said last week, jutting his jaw in South Carolina, "is remind people about my record--remind people that I'm comin' with a record from outside Washington." But it is a measure of the trouble Bush is in that when he started doing that--unveiling a new slogan, A REFORMER WITH RESULTS--he was trying to climb inside the knight's armor already worn by John McCain. And going after McCain for "passing the plate to lobbyists and special interests" is an odd choice for Bush, the $67 million...

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