I think it's not fashionable to talk in class terms any more, although Gore's done a bit of that when he talks about targeting the wealthy, ... It will be interesting to see how that plays, because we've fooled ourselves into thinking ours is a classless society. And, of course, it isn't.

Governor Bush understands that hard-working entrepreneurs created the new economy, not government. But, as he has shown in Texas, which leads the nation in high-tech job growth, government can create an environment in which entrepreneurs flourish: an environment that encourages innovation, rewards risk-taking, and promotes equal opportunity.

There are real differences between the approaches, and the differences have real consequences.

Minimum wage issues have been a historic source of difference between the parties.

Even though the parties are far apart rhetorically on this issue, they turn out not to be that far apart when it comes to the practicalities.

We're really only talking about a swing group of voters who will be upset by the corruption issues. Loyal Democrats are inclined to vote for Democrats -- loyal Republicans are heavily inclined to vote for Republicans.

The high-tech industry is in great need of highly skilled workers. Too many Americans are unable to fill these jobs because they lack the necessary skills. To ensure that every child has a quality education, Governor Bush will close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers, improve math and science instruction, and enhance the use of technology in the classroom.

Al Gore ... has fought to protect and strengthen Social Security and he has worked to provide supplemental retirement security - through meaningful pension reform - to America's seniors.

A lot of these issues are thin veneers for class differences.