Old Tactics, New Team

The Bush war room is going to war with itself. Beginning this month, the young White House and Bush-Cheney-campaign operatives who in 2004 monitored constant live feeds of candidate John Kerry and then mercilessly tormented him about his weakness for shrimp vindaloo, kite surfing and Sun Valley are splitting up and fanning out to competing Republican presidential campaigns--all knowing one another's moves and working from the same playbook. Those going to the John McCain and Rudy Giuliani campaigns already have their first juicy target: Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's evolving positions on abortion and gay rights. "Nobody knows how to exploit a...

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