Inside the Tent: Frist on the “One” campaign

September 5, 2008

It’s not all pomp, parties and politics in St. Paul this week. Former senator Bill Frist talks about the One campaigns’ efforts to fight global AIDS and extreme poverty. This video was shot by Inside the Tent contributor Josh Ruxin, a guest speaker at the Republican National Convention.

Inside the Tent: Is North Carolina in play?

September 5, 2008

No way, says North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr.  “But I understand why (Democrats) say it’s in play,” he tells Inside the Tent contributor John Steward. “If you eliminate Virginia and North Carolina, it’s hard for Barack Obama to get to 270 (electoral votes).”

Inside the Tent: “It used to be a great party”

September 4, 2008

Jesse Irwin talks about how supporters of Ron Paul, former Republican candidate for president, want to take the GOP back to its ideological roots. This video was shot by Kelly Nuxoll of Huffington Post’s Off The Bus, a contributor to Inside the Tent.

Inside the Tent: British Conservative Party

September 4, 2008

Philippa Broom from the British Conservative Party — invited by its sister party, the GOP, to attend the convention in St. Paul — speaks about why America’s presidential pick is important to Britain. This video was shot by Inside the Tent contributor John Steward.

Inside the Tent: Will Bush be missed?

September 2, 2008

Hurricane Gustav may have sucked some of the fun out of the Republican National Convention, but will John McCain‘s campaign miss the presence of President Bush? Inside the Tent contributor Joseph Irvine speaks with Richard Himelfarb, a professor at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Reuters Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in St. Paul and Denver, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. Irvine is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are his own.Click here for a full list of contributors.Click here for more Inside the Tent blogs.Click here for more Reuters 2008 election coverage.

Inside the Tent: Democrats Abroad

August 28, 2008

Christine Schon Marques of Democrats Abroad discusses the effort to get the word out to Americans living overseas. This video was shot by Inside the Tent contributor Lauren Shannon.

Inside the Tent: Iraq veteran against the war

August 28, 2008

Iraq veteran Joshua Ferris speaks on the sidelines of a protest at the Democratic National Convention. This video was shot by Inside the Tent Contributor Teri Robnett.

Inside the Tent: Moby

August 28, 2008

Barack Obama supporter and activist musician Moby talks to Inside the Tent contributors Shai Goller and Patti Moon about his predictions for the Republican National Convention.

Inside the Tent: Does life imitate the West Wing?

August 28, 2008

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark talks to Laurence O’Donnell, a political pundit as well as producer and writer on “The West Wing,” about how the nominating conventions can only be truly appreciated by watching them on TV.

Inside the Tent: Pedicab confessions

August 28, 2008

Pedicab driver Laura Caldwell shares her stories from the Democratic National Convention: Military helicopters, armored golf carts, and teenage anarchists with the utmost respect for traffic laws. This video was shot by fellow pedicab operator Teri Robnett, a contributor to Reuters Inside the Tent.