Thank you so much!
Coul you help with this one? "Shorthand" The shorthand Bush is relying on is that he will protect America and Kerry won't. Does anyone really believe Kerry wouldn't fight Al Qaeda?
"Shorthand" or "stenography" is a writing system once used by secretaries to take down dictation speedily. I'm not sure it's much in use now.
However, the word has come to mean a quick method of conveying some complex piece of information. I'm not sure how that fits in your example, unless some Bush quote having to do with "freedom" or "security" or "resolve" preceded it.