In this corner, George W. Bush, President of the United States of America. In this corner sits the challenger George W. Bush....?
Bush's speech was, as many other people far more astute than I have pointed out, all sizzle and no steak. The domestic policy section of his speech sounded like a reading from the glossary in a 2001 political science textbook.
The tone of Bush's speech made it sound like he was running against someone. The incumbent is run against, he doesn't run; or at least he is not supposed to. But Bush sounded like he was attempting to persuade voters to vote for him so he could set this country on the proper path. Isn't that what he promised in 2000? Hasn't he been the sitting President for three and a half years?
Brad DeLong has a several excerpts from today's papers fleshing out the details here.
Also, DeLong has an excerpt from William Saletan vie the blog Unfogged.
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