Tales from the Trail

Huckabee’s Adele parody tries to call Iowa voters a thousand times

January 27, 2016

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.

In Iowa, Cruz grabs the torch from Perry

January 27, 2016

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.

O Canada, oh boy: Trump hammers down on Cruz birthplace jabs

January 26, 2016

Ted Cruz is still in Donald Trump’s crosshairs, though the jokes might be getting a little stale.

Palin on her son’s arrest

January 20, 2016

 

Donald Trump kisses Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the cheek after she endorsed him at a rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa January 19, 2016. REUTERS/MARK KAUZLARICH

Trump supporters come clean

January 20, 2016

Barbara Tomasino shows her support for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump before a campaign rally at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford

The gloves are staying off in the Democratic primary

January 20, 2016

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.

Trump picks wrong place for Bible gaffe

January 18, 2016
People watch as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on a big screen at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, January 18, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX22XWA

People watch as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Facebook’s debate data points

January 18, 2016

Democratic U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) former Governor Martin O’Malley, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders at the start at the NBC News – YouTube Democratic presidential candidates debate in Charleston, South Carolina January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill

A Republican debate you won’t fuggedabout

January 15, 2016
Republican presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) and Senator Ted Cruz speak simultaneously at the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, South Carolina, January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Donald Trump (L) and Senator Ted Cruz speak simultaneously at the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, South Carolina, January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Rand Paul flips the bird over debate demotion

January 14, 2016

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul isn’t going quietly into the night.