2000 presidential campaign

The Evolver

Jan 20, 2013 By Robert Draper

“All you’ve got is a famous name,” a Republican operative told George W. Bush. But six years later he was governor, and six years after that he was president. And six years after that, his place in history—not to mention the fate of the world—is a little uncertain.

How W. Can Win

Jun 30, 2000 By Paul Burka

The first test was whether primary voters thought he had what it takes to be president. It was touch and go for a while, but he passed. Now George W. Bush has to get the rest of the country on his side. An inside look at his plan for doing precisely that.

How W. Can Lose

Jun 30, 2000 By Evan Smith

What are George Bush’s weaknesses as he heads into the fall campaign? We asked six Texas Democrats— a former governor, a former lieutenant governor, two wannabes, and two wiseacre pundits—to make the case against him. They pulled no punches.

The Race Is On

Jan 1, 2000 By Paul Burka

The changing of the calendars marks the start of the presidential campaign (this time we really mean it), and George W. Bush is still the favorite to win.

Obstacle Course

Sep 30, 1999 By Paul Burka

Drugs. Cussing. Funeral home regulation. George W. Bush is on the ropes—or is he?

His Fantastic Four

Jul 31, 1999 By Patricia Kilday Hart

Meet the superheroes of George W. Bush’s campaign for the presidency: a quartet of brainy advisers who are helping him to refine and sell his ideas on the economy, foreign policy, and the like.

President Bush?

Jun 30, 1998 By Paul Burka

He’s the front-runner even before he has officially entered the race, but sky-high expectations are the least of the obstacles George W. Bush faces in his quest for the White House.