If his own election in 2000 was clouded by ambiguity, yesterday's was not. And now comes the full-throated Republican agenda. First up, war and a stab at stimulating an anemic economy. Then the cavalcade: new tax cuts, GOP nominees for courts across the land and maybe soon, the Supreme Court. A new push to drill for oil in refuge Alaska, faith-based public services, industry-friendly overhauls of prescription drug benefits, Medicare, health care.
Up next On Point: Washington's new reality--a Republican triumph and George W. Bush unbound.
Bill Schneider, Senior Political Analyst for CNN
John Fortier, Political Scientist at the American Enterprise Institute
James P. Pinkerton, former White House aide to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and author of "What Comes Next: The End of Big Government--And the New Paradigm Ahead;" Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst and a Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly.
This program aired on November 6, 2002.