September 23, 2004 |
Amid this week's campaign clashes over the U.S. mission in Iraq and reports of beheadings of American civilians, President Bush turned Wednesday to a novel image to attack Sen. John F. Kerry: windsurfing. In a 30-second advertisement to debut today, Bush lampoons one of his Democratic challenger's favorite recreational pastimes while attacking him as indecisive on Iraq and other matters.
November 7, 2004 |
From coast to coast, political strategists, media consultants, lawyers and pollsters earned millions of dollars in the nation's most expensive presidential election in history. Olsen & Shuvalov, the direct marketing firm in Austin, Texas, that was founded by Karl Rove, President Bush's political strategist, received $34 million from the Bush campaign. Rove no longer has a financial interest in the firm. Integral Resources Inc., a Boston-area telemarketing firm begun by one of Sen. John F.
March 9, 2004 |
The first Republican-linked television ad attacking presumptive Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry depicts him as an old-fashioned liberal who, despite his avowed populism, favors expensive haircuts and designer shirts and owns a 42-foot yacht and several lavish residences. The advertisement is airing this week in about a dozen states, according to the head of Citizens United, the conservative group paying for it.
January 10, 2004 |
Debbie Ayers, bundled against the bitter cold, stood beneath an awning in the heart of this ski town's business district a few days ago and listed the people still in contention for her vote in New Hampshire's Jan. 27 Democratic primary. She liked Howard Dean, the former governor next door, because of his passion but was wary of his lack of experience. Wesley K. Clark, the retired general from Arkansas, was "interesting," but "I'm cautious about a guy who's never been elected to anything."
August 26, 2004 |
President Bush heads into next week's Republican National Convention with voters moving slightly in his direction since July amid signs that Sen. John F. Kerry has been nicked by attacks on his service in Vietnam, a Times poll has found. For the first time this year in a Times survey, Bush led Kerry in the presidential race, drawing 49% among registered voters, compared with 46% for the Democrat.
May 15, 2004 |
Sen. John F. Kerry said Friday that despite public declarations from France and other European countries that they would not send troops to Iraq, there were indications some of the nations would be willing to change course with the right diplomatic effort. "There are senators and ...