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PUNDITS SCORECARD
The Candidates:
• George W. Bush
• John Kerry
• Ralph Nader
• Third Parties
Showdown States:
The Conventions:
• Democratic
• Republican


How well will Bush perform in unifying the country in these areas following the bruising campaign?

IRAQ WAR PARTY DIVISIONS ECONOMIC GOALS CULTURAL VALUES

Paul Begala
Political strategist
F F F F

Tucker Carlson
Political analyst
C B B B

James Carville
Political strategist
D C C D

Robert Novak
Political analyst
A C C D
YOU DECIDE!
Pick your score in each category then click SUBMIT


Paul Begala
President Bush is one of the most talented dividers in American political history. He skillfully used anti-gay bigotry, the Bible, even war to divide Americans so as to conquer Kerry. He should be congratulated on his triumph, but I have no faith in his ability to unite us after this bitter season of division.

Tucker Carlson
1. Iraq War: It's going to be hard to convince people who are against it it's a good thing
2. Party division: Winning the majority of the popular vote is a mandate and nothing cools tempers more than a mandate
3. Economic goals: I don't think the Dems gave a counter vision that even competes with Bush's
4. Cultural values: Those rifts are unmendable -- Americans are divided. It's the secular coasts versus the religious heartland.

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