What will Bush do with his Mandate and his Political Capital? He got the highest vote total for a presidential candidate, you know. Did anybody notice whos second on the list? A Mr. Kerry. Since when was the term "mandate" applied when 56 million people voted against a guy? And by the way, how about that Karl Rove and his Freudian slip on "Fox News Sunday"? Rove was asked if the electoral triumph would be as impactful on the balance of power between the parties as William McKinleys in 1896 and he forgot his own talking points. The victories were "similarly narrow," Rove began, and then, seemingly aghast at his forthrightness, corrected himself. "Not narrow; similarly structured."
By John Amato — November 7, 2004