Giddy Republicans -- confident they will wipe the floor with Al Gore and return to the White House this fall after eight years in the wilderness -- gathered here this week for a conflict-free crowning of George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney. While Bush was promising to be a "unique leader for a unique moment" and Cheney was somewhat abashedly delivering the only red-meat attacks of the week, Muckraker was busy prowling the floor on the lookout for two types of folks: delegates upset that Arizona Sen. John McCain was not the party nominee and delegates who cared what …
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Ben White is a contributing reporter at the Washington Post and assistant to columnist David Broder. Previously, he was a writer for the Hotline and editor of the Hotline Weekly.
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