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photoOn Friday and Saturday, seven of the eight announced Presidential candidtes gathered to speak before their party faithful. It was a chance for the candidates to separate themselves from President Bush, and from each other.

The Democrats are ready to rumble but is America listening? Do Presidential politics take a back seat to a nation on the cusp of war? Or, do they become more important?

Guests:

Walter Shapiro, political columnist at USA Today, author of forthcoming book "One Car Caravan: Running for President Before America Tunes In"

Eleanor Clift, contributing editor for Newsweek magazine

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly magazine

This program aired on February 24, 2003.

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