Although the 2008 presidential election remains 17 months away, attendees at the spring meeting of the American Institute of CPAs’ Governing Council were treated to a “trailer” of campaign issues as the former chairs of the Democratic and Republican National Committees stumped for their respective parties -- as well as aimed verbal darts at each party’s foibles.Former DNC chairman -- and current chairman of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign -- Terry McAuliffe told the audience that the Democrats didn’t so much win the 2006 midterm elections, as the Republicans lost it.

“George W. Bush, who has the lowest approval rating of any president in history at 28 percent, won’t be on the ballot [in 2008] but his policies will be,” He said. “2008 will be an exciting time for us. We should win in a landslide.”

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