Morton Kondracke says that Gore’s populism and the war give the former VP a boost for the 2004 presidential campaign. One interesting note: The headline indicates that we are in the “early phase” of that campaign. What it doesn’t say is that, considering the 24-hour news cycle and TV’s quest for drama, the early phase begins the day after the former election. Presidential campaigns became perpetual by 1980 with serious consequences for how political news is covered, presented, and consumed.
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