Bush's Triumph

Despite the Iraq mess and a job-poor recovery, he prevailed. But what he won, experts say, is a chance to bind a divided nation's wounds

Brushing off a sputtering Iraq War, an economy struggling to create jobs, and a hard-hitting challenge from John Kerry, George W. Bush roared to a convincing victory on Nov. 2, besting his Democratic rival 51% to 48% and paving the way for four more years of conservative Republican rule.

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