Tales from the Trail

Clinton’s ‘feminism is fleek’ IS a joke, says original tweeter

April 6, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with a supporter after speaking at the "Women For Hillary" Town Hall event in the Brooklyn borough of New York, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with a supporter after speaking at the “Women For Hillary” Town Hall event in the Brooklyn borough of New York, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

There are some things Donald Trump just won’t do for votes

April 5, 2016
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Donald Trump signs autographs in Waukesha, Wisconsin, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Holland

Fox’s Megyn Kelly: Trump ‘absolutely’ welcome on her show

April 1, 2016
Host Megyn Kelly prepares for her Fox News Channel show 'The Kelly File' in New York September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Host Megyn Kelly prepares for her Fox News Channel show ‘The Kelly File’ in New York September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Usually calm, Clinton loses cool over Greenpeace question

April 1, 2016

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Hillary Clinton is usually known for her aplomb under ‘duress,’ for example when she unflinchingly sat through many hours of a Congressional hearing on her handling of the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

Poorly educated? Unsuccessful? Trump is your man

March 30, 2016

“I love the poorly educated,” Donald Trump famously said once.

Now, the Republican presidential front-runner apparently has another favorite group: the unsuccessful.

Ted Cruz wants to be an American president, quotes ‘The American President’

March 23, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

What would you rather? Pool of piranhas or Trump rally.

March 21, 2016
A member of the audience (R) throws a punch at a protester as Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

A member of the audience (R) throws a punch at a protester as Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

Cruz to Trump: I’m rubber and you’re glue

March 18, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) talks with rival Ted Cruz during a commercial break in the midst of the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CNN at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) talks with rival Ted Cruz during a commercial break in the midst of a debate sponsored by CNN at the University of Miami, March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Commentators to Clinton: A little bit softer now

March 16, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in West Palm Beach, Florida March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in West Palm Beach, Florida March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

It’s Kasich or bust in November for Ohio supporters  

March 16, 2016

REUTERS For what began as a subdued evening at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio with John Kasich supporters politely seated as a brass band played smooth jazz, the atmosphere livened at rapid speed when the announcement the room had been waiting for flashed across a big screen TV: Kasich wins Ohio. Though polls had shown Kasich and opponent Donald Trump neck and neck in the crucial primary, despite Kasich’s position as the state’s sitting governor, many supporters who attended his watch party on Tuesday night said they were confident all along that he would win. The question for them now becomes whether this win will be enough. “Anything can happen,” said Bill Kitson of Beachwood. “The governor is still in the race and he has the full support of his state behind him.” “I hope Kasich has sat quietly long enough to now come out in front,” said Lisa White of Olmsted Falls. “Trump has made a lot of mistakes.” Kasich won all 66 of Ohio’s delegates in this election, a victory his supporters hope will help him get more traction across the country. His perceived lack of media attention was a common theme among supporters I spoke to at his victory party. “I hope this victory validates him getting coverage,” Mercedez Hathcock of Olmsted Falls said. “Every time Trump says something stupid, he gets coverage. Why should a clown get coverage?” she added. When asked whether they would go on to support Trump if he beat Kasich and Cruz for the Republican nomination, several supporters had already made up their mind about what to do. “I will not vote for Trump or Cruz,” Hathcock said. “I have a moral compass and they don’t fall in line with it.” White also said she likely wouldn’t vote at all rather than supporting Trump in the general election, but added that she is “struggling” with that prospect. “I’m insecure in my decision. It bothers me, the state of the Republican party. It’s obvious it needs an overhaul,” White said. “If it came down to it, it would most likely be Trump vs. Hillary, and I would not vote,” said Holly Liebhart, a student at Baldwin-Wallace College. “Clinton is known for her lies and all the stuff she covers up. And Donald Trump is just so judgmental to things he doesn’t approve of and he would ruin our foreign relations.” Kasich’s victory in Ohio has energized his campaign and supporters, though it remains to be seen whether his new-found momentum can catch up to Trump’s lead among Republican voters. The Ohio governor made it clear tonight in his victory speech that he plans to go keep plowing ahead at full speed. “We are going to go all the way to Cleveland and secure the Republican nomination,” Kasich said during his victory speech.