In his eulogy for his dad, he warned of politicians who wear their faith on their sleeve. She was more subtle, making one-on-one pleas to leaders in politics and medicine. For both, the goal was the same: broader federal support for stem-cell research. After all, they implied, that's what the 40th President, who died after a long bout with Alzheimer's, would have wanted.
For sticking to his guns (literally and figuratively), for reshaping the rules of politics to fit his ten-gallon-hat leadership style and for persuading a majority of voters that he deserved to be in the White House for another four years, George W. Bush is TIME's 2004 Person of the Year