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Rove, Bush and Campaign 2004

photoPresidential aide Karl Rove, the man who built Bush's political career from scratch, isn't giving his boss a moment to relax after the victory in Iraq. In the last two weeks, Rove and George W. Bush have been zigzagging the country on speaking engagements in what seems to be the very early stages of campaigning for the 2004 presidential election.

James Moore, co-author of "Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential," says that political aide Karl Rove will try to get George W. Bush reelected by focusing on the war on terror and national security issues.

Wayne Slater, co-author of "Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential," thinks that seeking redemption for his father's defeat in the 1992 presidential election is one of the strongest personal motivations behind George W. Bush's campaign for getting reelected in 2004.

Click the "Listen" link to hear about the plans of influential political aide Karl Rove for clinching his boss another four years in the Oval Office.

Guests:

John Harwood, political Editor for the Wall Street Journal

James Moore and Wayne Slater, co-authors of "Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential"

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

This program aired on April 24, 2003. The audio for this program is not available.

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