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photoOn the last night of the 2004 Republican National Convention, President George W. Bush will take the podium and officially accept his nomination to a second term as the most powerful man in the world.

Some GOP strategists have expressed frustration that there has been hardly any forward vision from the convention floor this week. That puts a lot of pressure on Bush to spell out what he would try to accomplish if he his reelected.

Click one of the "listen" links to hear a preview of Bush's speech and a discussion on what he needs to say as he makes his case for a second term.

Guests:

Audie Cornish, WBUR reporter

John Harwood, national political editor, The Wall Street Journal

Charles Babington,
staff writer for the Washington Post and chief political correspondent, washingtonpost.com

Mona Charon, syndicated columnist and author of "Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got it Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First"

Senator Bill Frist (R-TN)

Patrick Buchanan, a senior advisor to three American presidents, ran twice for the Republican nomination for president in 1992 and 1996, and was the Reform Party's presidential candidate in 2000. His latest book is "Where the Right Went Wrong : How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency"

Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA)

Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS).

This program aired on September 2, 2004.

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