Tales from the Trail
from The Great Debate:
Donald Trump jousts with all the other candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, but his critiques of Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) have taken an odd tack. The New York developer repeatedly talks about the way Rubio perspires during debates, even to the point of sending him a “care package” of 24 bottles of water.
Hello, Dems, from the other side… of the aisle.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee released a new parody campaign video Wednesday morning, riffing on the popular Adele ballad, “Hello.” The video, set to a similar tune as Adele’s hit single, is targeted at Iowa voters and weaves in local and state references into its lyrics, including Le Mars ice cream, Pizza Ranch and Amish chairs. It also incorporates plenty of jabs at Huckabee’s competition, both liberal and conservative.
ALBIA, Iowa—If Rick Perry was feeling rueful, he didn’t betray it.
Four years ago, around this time, it was Perry who was barnstorming these same small towns in southern Iowa, trying to elbow his way up a top-tier finish in the Iowa caucuses. He ended up finishing fifth—and was out of the race soon thereafter.
The camps of Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders swapped swipes again, ramping up criticisms of their opponents as the February 1st Iowa caucus inches closer and polls continue to show a competitive race.