Commentary: Zagging Right: Did Bush Lose More Than He Won?

Propelled by a victory in Iowa's Jan. 24 caucuses, GOP front-runner George W. Bush is barreling toward new showdowns in New Hampshire (Feb. 1) and South Carolina (Feb. 19) against rival John McCain and an emboldened Steve Forbes. But Bush's first win, in a contest dominated by social conservatives, was not cost-free.

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