March 19, 2004: Candidates pick words that work in definition game (

  • Bush-Cheney spokesman Terry Holt, citing a campaign policy of not discussing its strategy, would not comment Thursday on whether it has tested any words or phrases. But he says the word “steady” conveys just the right message about Bush. “The president is a determined and steady person,” Holt says. Especially since 9/11, he says, “we think that is what the American people expect of a president.”