Republican Convention: Do They Mean What They Say?

Bush uses such slogans as "Prosperity with a Purpose" and "Compassionate Conservative" to distance his campaign from the hard edge of Bob Dole and the anger of Pat Buchanan. But do his and Cheney's records match the kinder, gentler rhetoric?

THE COMPASSION

CIVIL RIGHTS

It's hard to find a Bush photo shot without minorities in the background. Last month Bush said apologetically to the N.A.A.C.P., "The party of Lincoln has not always carried the mantle of Lincoln."

HEALTH CARE

"Every low-income working family in America must have access to basic health insurance--for themselves and for their children," says Bush. He boasts...

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