Bushonomics: Voodoo In The Numbers?

With his coronation over, Bush will face scrutiny over his tax cut plan

As George W. Bush prepared to claim his party's nomination to thunderous cheers, Republicans braced for the campaign against Democrat Al Gore, more united than they have been in decades. If the July 31-Aug. 4 Philadelphia parley was marked by anything, it was the absence of snarly conservatism and the dominance of Bush's big-tent rhetoric. Inside the First Union Center, banners proclaimed "togetherness," and the GOP faithful tried hard to get with the mellow new message.

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