Campaign 2000: Fire Wall or Just Fire?

Michigan Governor John Engler has worked to boost Bush. He'll have to work harder to save him

Michigan Governor John Engler has done everything he could to gift wrap the G.O.P. nomination for George W. Bush. He banged the drum for Bush with his fellow Governors and got 18 of them to endorse the Texan early last year. He helped Bush write his education proposal and then pitched in to sell it. And in a move Engler thought would secure more than just the nomination, he moved up his state primary by a month, to Feb. 22, so that Michigan would be the real fire wall--the place where Bush's rivals would flame out for good. Engler would see...

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