Tales from the Trail

A battleground is a battleground is a battleground – or is it?

August 3, 2012

It isn’t really surprising that there are widely varying theories for the best way to win the battleground states – those considered neither firmly Democratic nor Republican – in the Nov. 6 election. After all, if they were easy to win, they wouldn’t be battlegrounds.

What does Obama want for his birthday? Florida would be nice

By Margaret Chadbourn
August 2, 2012

President Barack Obama, whose birthday is Saturday, has at least one big idea for a birthday present – and it comes with 29 electoral votes.

Scott Brown’s latest channels poet Langston Hughes

July 23, 2012

Scott Brown, locked in a tight race to hold onto his Senate seat from Massachusetts, has become the second Republican in the current election cycle to channel Langston Hughes, the African American social activist poet with Communist sympathies who is also regarded as a literary hero by many in the gay community.

Republicans shoot for “Super Saturday”

July 6, 2012

 

Hoping to echo the Democratic Party’s successful use of volunteer armies to engage – and turn out – voters, Republicans are mounting their first “Super Saturday” volunteer day of the 2012 campaign this weekend. On July 7, the party says it will dispatch an army of volunteers to knock on doors and make telephone calls to voters in swing states across the country.

2012 Election? In hot summer, it’s leaving Americans cold

July 5, 2012

A long spell of brutally hot weather is not the only thing making Americans cranky this summer.

Obama campaign goes on the attack ahead of bus tour

By Eric Johnson
July 4, 2012

President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign used Tuesday to pave the rhetorical road for the president’s two-day trip through the swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania beginning on Thursday.

DNC to GOP on healthcare: Bring it on

June 27, 2012

 

The Democrats have an answer for the Republicans if the Supreme Court throws out President Barack Obama’s healthcare law on Thursday: Good luck with that.

Mitt Romney still a blank slate, Democrat says

June 27, 2012

Americans don’t know much about Mitt Romney, except that he’s rich and once offered to make a $10,000 bet in a Republican debate, former White House spokesman Bill Burton said at the Reuters Washington Summit on Wednesday.

Lead a Super PAC, lose your friends

June 27, 2012

It’s not like the old days with his former colleagues at the White House and friends from the Barack Obama campaign anymore for Bill Burton.

This time, some Democrats are embracing “Obamacare”

June 27, 2012

 

Fierce opposition to President Barack Obama’s healthcare bill helped propel Republicans to big victories in the 2010 mid-term elections, when they won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives and cut into the Democratic majority in the Senate.