TITLE

Old Faithful

AUTHOR(S)
Crowley, Michael
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;1/19/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 1, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents the case for the presidential candidacy of Democratic congressman Richard Gephardt. Claim that, after 27 years in Washington, Gephardt brings the most experience to the job of all the candidates; Details of Gephardt's positions on taxation and economic policy; Observation that Gephardt has tempered his previously unqualified opposition to NAFTA and free trade in general; Claim that Gephardt took a principled stand in strongly supporting the Iraq War and the $87 billion Iraq appropriations bill; Details of Gephardt's battles with Republicans in the House of Representatives, during which he has shown his legislative cunning; Argument that Gephardt is the most electable of the Democratic candidates because of his moderate views, his working-class roots, and his plain, Midwestern manner.
ACCESSION #
11899886

 

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