Highlighting two of the nation's most-salient domestic issues, George W. Bush is rolling out a series of TV ads on education and tax cuts.
The upbeat spots make no mention of his Republican opponents. Bush has promised to begin taking on challenger Sen. John McCain, but this set of ads instead focuses on what Bush would do as president.
"The New Hampshire way is to cut taxes, and I've got a plan to cut the taxes," Bush says in a spot that will begin airing Tuesday in markets in New Hampshire, which holds the nation's first primary Feb. 1. A narrator goes on to tout the benefits of his plan, which cuts tax rates at all levels and eliminates the marriage penalty and the estate tax.
In three education spots, Bush touches on his support for everything from teaching phonics to setting "high standards" for children. And he emphasizes both local control over schools and accountability for results. That includes allowing vouchers, using public money for private schools.