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Kathryn, I know what you mean. I do think Bush won, as I said. I also think his personal presence and command of the material was very strong, which I emphasized. But I think it’s tougher to score a clear win on economic issues that get tied up in statistics and details. But the commentators seem to be scoring this as an even bigger win for the president than I did. I am thrilled to concede the point! Bush didn’t just win–he won big! It doesn’t take much to convince me of that.

Stanley Kurtz — Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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