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  • Snakes in the grass on the campaign trail

    09/20/2016 6:32:25 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/16 | Judi McLeod
    My unexpected encounter with a live snake lying in wait a few feet from where I was working inside the house, reminds me of what lies on the road to Election 2016. Shrieks to be heard coming from Lake Huron country yesterday morning were mine and not Hillary’s. My little dog Yankee tipped me off to its presence by trying to growl it away, and while someone else was getting rid of it, I was already out on the deck leading from the room where it was found, shivering and shaking. It was only a garter snake, and a little...
  • Hillary Clinton Is Getting Terrible Reviews On The Campaign Trail, (..shortened title)

    08/15/2014 3:22:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/15/14 | Hunter Walker - Business Insider
    In recent weeks, the conventional wisdom on Hillary Clinton seems to have shifted. Her White House bid has gone from being perceived as an inevitable juggernaut to decidedly shaky ground. While this might seem surprising, a growing number of political insiders have suggested they saw this coming for a very simple reason: Clinton just isn't good at campaigning. Clinton's recent book tour was supposed to serve as a soft launch for a 2016 bid, but it quickly ran into obstacles. First, Clinton made a series of gaffes about her wealth. Then, last weekend, an interview with Clinton made headlines for...
  • Latest Word on the Trail? I Take It Back (Did anyone catch this last week..I think it's huge)

    07/24/2012 9:48:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/15/2012 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    The quotations come back redacted, stripped of colorful metaphors, colloquial language and anything even mildly provocative. They are sent by e-mail from the Obama headquarters in Chicago to reporters who have interviewed campaign officials under one major condition: the press office has veto power over what statements can be quoted and attributed by name. Most reporters, desperate to pick the brains of the president’s top strategists, grudgingly agree. After the interviews, they review their notes, check their tape recorders and send in the juiciest sound bites for review. The verdict from the campaign — an operation that prides itself on...
  • Iowa Race Keeps Shifting All the Way to the End

    12/31/2011 8:25:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Erin McPike
    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- With four days left until the Iowa caucuses, Rick Santorum finally has become the flavor of the month in the volatile Republican presidential race here. ......If you haven't figured it out yet, the media have decided that Santorum is the one with the so-called “big mo." It's been a strange road: The winding course of the GOP primary has tended to follow the collective media narrative that develops (and re-develops) at each turn. Michele Bachmann would surge and then plummet, and she did. The same would happen to Herman Cain. The media projected Rick Perry's rise and...
  • Perry: Yeah, my back has been a big problem on the campaign trail

    12/12/2011 9:14:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 12, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    When Rick Perry jumped into the race, many of us expected his skill at retail politicking to swamp the field in Iowa and perhaps run away with the nomination. Instead, a series of debate blunders and a lack of engagement in Iowa produced a stalled campaign struggling in the second tier. Perry admits that a back surgery in July took a bigger toll on his campaign than previously acknowledged, but that’s no excuse for the errors: ______________________________________________________ Q: How is your back? A: My back is great. I’m back running again for the last six weeks. I think part of...
  • After Ames

    08/15/2011 3:23:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 15, 2011 | Richard Brookhiser, Grover Norquist, and more weigh in on the current GOP field.
    I wrote Tim Pawlenty off when he declared Chablis and brie treif at CPAC in February 2010. More than the demagogy or the stupidity, I hated the screechy tone, like high-school sopranos trying to sing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” I tried calling him Velveeta Tim or V-Paw, but the nicknames wouldn’t stick. His political style stuck, though, through many repetitions — the Obamneycare insult he would not back up, the anti-Bachmann snarls. Ames rebuked him. Michele Bachmann did what she had to do. No one has jumped directly from the House to the White House since James Garfield. But she...
  • First Lady On The Campaign Trail

    09/22/2010 7:29:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 22, 2010 | annem040359
    Wow, you can tell the Democrats are in BIGTIME TROUBLE, because even now, First Lady Michelle Obama has decided to do nine appearances for Democrats running for political office. My question is this, will this help or hurt these candidates?
  • Obama hits 2010 campaign trail in US heartland

    04/26/2010 9:09:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 623+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/26/10 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama heads into the American heartland Tuesday, to launch the Democratic mid-term election campaign in states paying a heavy price for the worst economic crisis in decades. Obama will spend two days hopscotching across to Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, after urging his young, multi-racial supporters to thwart what an aide termed a Republican-induced "nightmare" at mid-term elections in November. Democrats fear heavy losses in the polls, which could put their grip on Congress at risk, as opinion surveys show Obama still has lagging approval ratings nationwide, despite several recent big victories. In a YouTube video,...
  • Republican candidates moving from the boardroom to the campaign trail in '10

    04/07/2010 12:00:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 284+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/7/10 | Sean J. Miller
    Republicans hope a fresh crop of business executives-turned-political candidates can bolster the party’s fortunes in November. In races from California to Ohio, Democrats are targeting several leading GOP candidates who boast long corporate and Wall Street résumés. The Republican campaign committees recruited these candidates because they’re not subject to anti-incumbent anger and many can self-fund their races. Democrats are hoping the anxiety about the economy and the financial bailout will be directed at these corporate executives now seeking office. Two prominent GOP recruits from the business world are California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina (R), who was CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co....
  • HBO Programming information for RIGHT AMERICA: FEELING WRONGED

    02/11/2009 8:05:22 PM PST · by Righting · 13 replies · 1,330+ views
    HBO Programming information for RIGHT AMERICA: FEELING WRONGED - SOME VOICES FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL.   YouTube - Alexandra Pelosi on "Right America: Feeling Wronged"Alexandra Pelosi talks to WNYC's Leonard Lopate about her new documentary Right America: Feeling Wronged. She speaks with some of the 58 million Americans ...   Right America: Feeling Wronged TV Show, is your reference guide to Right America: Feeling Wronged Show. Episode guide, photos, videos, cast and crew ...
  • Thompson toughens tactics on the campaign trail

    01/13/2008 1:09:10 PM PST · by jdm · 17 replies · 175+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 13, 2008 | by Rebecca Sinderbrand
    (CNN) -- For months, much of the finger-pointing over negative campaigning in the Republican presidential race has been directed at Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor has tangled with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani over immigration, with Arizona Sen. John McCain over waterboarding and with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee over just about everything. But another Republican has embraced the brass-knuckle school of presidential campaigning, with far less fanfare. Like Romney, he began to target each of the major contenders as his campaign struggled to right itself. But unlike Romney, who has drawn return fire from each of his...
  • CA: Kinder, gentler governor sets out on campaign trail

    06/11/2006 9:05:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 134+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 6/11/06 | Bill Ainsworth and John Marelius
    CHICO – It's back to the future for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's re-election campaign. The cheesy Hollywood television pictures his campaign worked so hard to produce last year have been replaced by simpler images of the governor meeting voters at restaurants, Little League baseball fields and parks. The harsh accusations he leveled against legislative Democrats, whom he once called “spending addicts” and “girlie men,” have been dropped in favor of expressions of respect and admiration. Schwarzenegger, who embarked on a two-day barnstorming tour throughout the state to kick off his re-election campaign against Democratic nominee Phil Angelides last week, wants to...
  • Laura Bush Hits the Campaign Trail

    04/16/2006 4:38:01 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 4 replies · 427+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 16 April 2006
    Laura Bush, a reserved former librarian who only reluctantly warmed to politicking, said often and somewhat nostalgically in 2004 that her husband's re-election bid was the couple's last campaign. So much for that idea. The first lady is back on the hustings with gusto, deploying her sky-high popularity, practiced smile and firm defense of President Bush's agenda for Republicans nationwide. GOP strategists say sending Mrs. Bush out to help candidates running in the midterm elections is a no-brainer. Her poll ratings swamp the president's and those of other high-profile Republicans, with three-fourths of the public holding a favorable view of...
  • Is Arnold Schwarzeneggar going to campaign with the President ANYWHERE??

    10/27/2004 6:53:02 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 43 replies · 1,758+ views
    I have seen/heard/read on the 'net that Arnold is supposed to campaign with the President in Ohio over this next weekend...but I have NOT seen any firm source regarding this.CAN ANYONE out there in FREEPer land confirm or deny this?? I mean a real source, not speculation or a "I think I heard Fred Barnes mention it on the Beltway Boys three months ago..."(No offense meant, I love Fred and Mort, but that isn't hard evidence, you know?)
  • Twins Travel With Bush to Iowa, Missouri

    07/20/2004 1:03:58 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 81 replies · 2,482+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tue, Jul 20, 2004 | PETE YOST
    President Bush is squeezing in some campaigning before the political spotlight turns to next week's Democratic National Convention in Boston. Bush's twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, were to accompany him Tuesday. It's the first time they have made joint appearances with their dad on the campaign trail, although they each have traveled separately with him on other outings. The twins also will take part in an online chat Friday on Bush's re-election Web site. Bush flies to re-election rallies in Iowa and Missouri, toss-up states that he and Democratic rival John Kerry are fighting hard to win this year. Bush...
  • Confederate Flag Boycott Tests Presidential Candidates' Resolve

    02/07/2003 11:29:14 AM PST · by dixie sass · 48 replies · 438+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Friday, February 7, 2003 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 — The Democratic candidates for president are struggling these days to work their way through a bit of a headache: How to campaign in South Carolina, a state with a pivotal primary, without running afoul of an economic boycott intended to force the removal of a Confederate flag from the State House grounds. The state N.A.A.C.P. has for two years urged Americans who oppose the flying of the Confederate battle flag, including the six Democratic presidential candidates, to refrain from spending in South Carolina until the flag is removed. The prohibition, said James Gallman, the president of...