A growing index of New York magazine articles about the candidates in the 2004 presidential election.  
      What Are They Fighting For?
The protests at the Republican convention promise to be some of the most spectacular counterculture events since the sixties, with a whole new arsenal of activist weapons and a professionalized class of organizers. Great theater, absolutely. Effective politics? That’s another question. (Logan Hill, May 17, 2004)
      How to Care for an Angry Mob
250,000 protesters in the streets? No problem, says the NYPD. Terrorists? Now, that’s something to worry about. (Craig Horowitz, May 17, 2004)
      The Conventioneer
The Republican National Convention comes to town in just nine months. Meet Bill Harris, the Alabama conservative, Civil War buff, and dove hunter in charge. (Greg Sargent, December 8, 2003)

New Yorkers for Kerry
Local pols have been jumping on the front-runner's bandwagon faster than you can say "double-digit lead." So what if they once backed Dean? And Clark? (Greg Sargent, March 8, 2004)

Leading Man
With a series of wins from Maine to Tennessee, John Kerry all but locked up the Democratic nomination last week. But even as the famously serious senator began to smile a little, a daunting reality set in. The fight with George W. Bush has only just begun. (Chris Smith, February 23, 2004)

Who Should Be Kerry's Running Mate?
(Jada Yuan, February 23, 2004)

Cash and Kerry
The city's wealthy Kerry backers have a message for undecided donors: Fund the
front-runner—now—or lose to Bush later. (Greg Sargent, February 16, 2004)

Hurry, Kerry
Former front-runner John Kerry has a hero's war record, a Senate seat, all the family wealth one could hope for. He even looks like a president. But to become one, he's got to get past Howard Dean. And time is running out. (Meryl Gordon, November 23, 2003)

      Reverend Presidential  
      Whether he's running for president of America--or president of Black America--Al Sharpton's political sphere just got a lot bigger. "People used to say I was an ambulance chaser. I said, Fool, I am the ambulance. Now I'm the national ambulance." (Mark Jacobson, September 15, 2003)  
      Rev. vs. Rev.  
      Al Sharpton is trying to push his way onto the stage occupied by his mentor and father figure Jesse Jackson. Why won't Jackson step aside? "His ego's bigger than mine," says Sharpton. Really? (Jack Newfield, January 07, 2002)  
      Classic New York: The Agitator  
      Go ahead, call him a loudmouth. Al Sharpton doesn't mind-- it just proves you've been listening. (Robert Kolker, December 23, 2002)  
      Reversal of Fortune
Call it the law of political gravity: What goes down (an economy, a president's stature) must go up. So why are we always shocked when it happens? (Michael Wolff, December 15, 2003)
      What Should Ralph Nader Do?
He's running for president...again. How else should he be spending his time? (Jada Yuan, March 8, 2004)
      The Ad War '04  
      New Yorkers are missing a lively campaign slugfest, with Bush employing Madison Avenue and Kerry relying on his own image-makers. A guide to the ad war we don't see. ( Amy Larocca, February 16, 2004)  
      Oh, Bull(winkle)!  
      For the Dem press corps, it’s bad food, sleazy motels, and close encounters with moose. (Greg Sargent, February 16, 2004)  
      Us and Dem  
      Given a seemingly invincible opponent, winning isn’t the only thing for Dems. Rather, the candidates are fighting a battle for their party’s soul. (Michael Wolff, February 02, 2004)
      Manhattan Money Behind the Dems  
      For Democrats, the race for the White House starts in posh Manhattan townhouses and co-ops, as New York’s money class takes the measure of the candidates and places its bets. (Meryl Gordon, October 16, 2003)  
      The Goods
He’s the most naturally gifted politician in years, Bubba with morals. But can a nice guy finish first? (Meryl Gordon, February 23, 2004)
      Starting Gun  
      Recently, John Edwards stopped being just a senator from North Carolina and started being a presidential candidate. Not that he can admit it yet. But in powwows all over New York, the charismatic young Democrat is testing the waters -- and the party's loyalty to Al Gore. (Ned Martel, May 28, 2001)  
      You Go, Joe  
      Al Gore's choice of Connecticut senator Joe Lieberman for vice-president was about the only thing that went right with that campaign. Now Lieberman aims to make history at the top of the ticket -- if only Gore would step out of his way. (Meryl Gordon, November 18, 2003)  
      Stars Fall
New York City had a passionate fling with a soldier—but he didn’t look as good in the cold, gray dawn. (Steve Fishman, February 23, 2004)
      Dream Team  
      Given the quagmire in Iraq and the sputtering economy at home, the race against bush is a victory in search of a candidate. Could Hillary Clinton or Wesley Clark be the one? (Michael Wolff, September 22, 2003)  
      The Gong Show
Despite all the gaffes, the good doctor hopes a strong voter turnout in Wisconsin will restore his street cred in New York. (Lisa DePaulo, February 23, 2004)
      Primary Importance  
      Forget Iowa and New Hampshire. Team Dean plans to use New York to stop whoever -- Clark? Kerry? Edwards? -- breaks out in the early primaries.(Greg Sargent, December 22, 2003)
      The Anti-Yuppies  
      Howard Dean, who grew up in Manhattan on the Upper East Side and went to Yale, is running an anti-yuppie campaign as much as an antiwar campaign. It’s not all that dissimilar, as it happens, to the anti-yuppie campaign Yale and Harvard-M.B.A. alum George Bush ran the last time around.(Michael Wolff, November 23, 2003)  
      Stop the presses! Dean blows up big, thanks to the Internet! It's a great story, but can Web-based fund-raising really predict the mass market? (Michael Wolff, September 15, 2003)  
      Candidate Who?  
      We know this about Howard Dean: He’s an antiwar ex-doctor and ex-governor. But is he the guy to beat Bush—or just a stand-in for the real candidate? (Michael Wolff, August 4, 2003)  
      Dean's List  
      Where are the African-Americans? New Yorker editor sparks politically correct contretemps at Howard Dean fund-raiser. (David Amsden, June 16, 2003)  
      The Unlikely Rise of Howard Dean  
      The five-time governor of the Ben & Jerry's state is actually a product of Park Avenue, an outspoken critic of war against Iraq, and suddenly, a Democratic presidential force. (Meryl Gordon, February 24, 2003)  

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