This New York Times article about the Bush re-election team is interesting. Not for the stalker-like tone Elisabeth Bumiller adopts in the beginning ("Unfortunately, Mr. Oliver's table was too far away for effective eavesdropping..."), but because the entire article is about Bush's response (or lack thereof) to Dean. And only Dean. None of the eight other candidates are mentioned as all.

This media focus upon the frontrunner is a double-edged sword. On one hand, the increased attention guarantees that the public knows who he is. On the other hand, the media loves to be negative about political candidates (as seen in January's 12 Newsweek.