During the 2004 United States Presidential Election, Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush and running mate, Dick Cheney, defeated Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and his running mate, John Edwards.
Bush received 50.7% of the popular vote and 286 electoral votes, while Kerry received 48.3% of the popular vote and 251 electoral votes.
Foreign policy was the dominant theme throughout the election, due to Bush’s War on Terror after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the invasion of Iraq. However, the country decided to keep Bush in office for a second term.
Take a look at one of George Bush’s attack ads showing John Kerry windsurfing – explaining that he goes “whichever way the wind blows.”