Tales from the Trail

Maybe it’s better not to get that big endorsement

February 9, 2012

One staple of the U.S. political scene is the quest for endorsements, and Republican front-runner Mitt Romney seems to be leading in the race for support from the GOP establishment.

Michelle Obama rocks out with kids in Des Moines

February 9, 2012

“Let’s Moooooove!” Michelle Obama yelled, standing on stage with Iowa celebrities, Olympic athletes and college students to lead 14,000 kids in dancing to celebrate the second anniversary of her healthy eating and fitness initiative.

What? No salsa? Obama 2012 releases playlist

February 9, 2012

 

President Barack Obama’s re-election team has issued its 2012 campaign playlist, the two dozen or so songs it will play to pump up supporters at his speeches and rallies.

Sh*t Democrats say about Mitt Romney

February 9, 2012

First there was Sh*t My Dad Says , then Sh*t Girls Say, Sh*t White Girls Say…to Black Girls, Sh*t New Yorkers Say, Sh*t Nobody Says, and so on. Now, playing on the interminable meme, American Bridge 21st Century, one of the biggest Democrat super PACs, has released this video mash-up of alleged Romney gaffes, Sh*t Mitt Says. Watch (h/t Buzzfeed):

Santorum courts Texas conservatives

February 9, 2012

By Judy Wiley

Roughly  1,000 supporters filled the Fairview Farms Corral Barn in Plano, Texas and spilled out the door  of the party hall where they’d come to see the man in the day’s political spotlight — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum.

Washington Extra – A great gift

February 9, 2012

At the Bella Donna Chapel in McKinney, Texas today, a resurrected Rick Santorum reveled in his underdog role in this riveting Republican primary season.

Washington Extra – Looking for love

February 7, 2012

Is three a crowd?

Republican candidates wooing voters are hoping for a “Yes” in three nominating contests tonight.

Romney endorsed by Citizens United adviser Bopp

February 7, 2012

 

The morning after President Barack Obama’s campaign said it would start supporting Priorities USA, a Super PAC fundraising group designed to keep him in office, Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign announced it had been endorsed by James Bopp, a lawyer who advised Citizens United in the Supreme Court case responsible for the creation of the outside fundraising groups.

Santorum seeks “strong showing” in two caucuses and a primary

February 7, 2012

Mitt Romney may have secured frontrunner status in the race for the Republican presidential nominee to take on Democrat Barack Obama in the general election –  but don’t count Rick Santorum out.

Romney goes after Obama on healthcare, contraception

February 7, 2012

Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney on Monday joined a battle over a part of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that has outraged Catholic bishops.