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War, the Economy, and Election 2004

The Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primary are barely nine months away.

Like his father in 1991, George W. Bush in 2003 enjoys high approval ratings following a successful war against Saddam Hussein. Operation Desert Storm (’91) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (’03) appeared and appear to make George Bush unbeatable in the upcoming election.

Bush 41 then lost in 1992. Is Bush 43 equally vulnerable in 2004? Will the economy sputter and cost Bush 43 the election? Will a serious 3rd party candidate emerge? Here are three articles which explore the similarities and differences between the two Bushes and the two campaigns of ’92 and ’04.

In the ’Washington Times,’ Terrence Jeffrey offers ’Will Election 2004 Be Like Election 1992?’

In the ’Weekly Standard’ Irwin Stelzer offers ’1991 All Over Again.’

At Rich Lowry offers ’Not Like the Father’.

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