The Invisible Campaign

Bush vs. Kerry: For both candidates, it's all about the turnout -- a behind-the-scenes struggle being waged precinct by precinct

As political choreography goes, it would be difficult to top the Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Republican National Convention in New York City. Preceded by a bevy of leading party moderates -- from former Gotham Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and New York Governor George Pataki to California phenom Arnold Schwarzenegger and Senator John McCain of Arizona -- President George W. Bush was poised to cap a star-studded spectacle in Madison Square Garden by returning to the compassionate themes that swept him to office in 2000.

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