Campaign 2000: Do The Labels Fit?

As Bush and Gore offer caricatures of each other, here's the real story on what kind of President they'd be

"That's what this debate is about--the role of government in America," George Bush told a cheering crowd near Denver. "It's not just the difference between Big Government and smaller. It's the difference between a Big Government that thinks it knows best and a smaller government that believes you know better."

The Bush who spoke these words was not the Texas Governor but his father, the President, fighting his losing re-election battle against Bill Clinton in the fall of 1992. What's striking is that George W. Bush all but repeated the lines in last week's presidential debate in Boston. After spending a...

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