Bush supporters, opponents converge in Texas for dueling rallies

(Crawford, Texas-AP) November 26, 2005 - The crowds are smaller, but the debate is heating back up outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas.

Anti-war activists led by Cindy Sheehan are back in position, hoping to be heard by the president, who's spending Thanksgiving at the ranch. Sheehan says they're exercising their "patriotic duty to dissent." And she says they've got both exits covered.

About a dozen Bush supporters were also in downtown Crawford Saturday, with signs reading "Real America won't wimp out."

The scene is far different from the last weekend in August, though, when several thousand Bush supporters and war protesters held separate rallies. Both sides attribute Saturday's low turnout to the holiday weekend and rainy weather.

Posted 8:48pm by Graeme Moore