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The Majority Party

From the September 13, 2004 issue: The Roosevelt-Truman tradition is there for the taking. President Bush can follow up on the success of his convention by moving to take it.

Sep 13, 2004, Vol. 10, No. 01 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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This is, after all, the core of Bush's foreign policy. It is what divides Bush and Kerry. To frame the choice in a big way--and then to win big--could make 2004 more than a transient electoral victory. It could establish the Republicans as a real majority party--as the Roosevelt-Reagan party, as the Truman-Bush party--with a governing majority and a governing doctrine that could shape America's future.

--William Kristol