Tales from the Trail

Biden hails Michelle Obama’s speech as pivotal

August 26, 2008

As far as vice presidential candidate Joe Biden is concerned, Michelle Obama has given what will prove to be the most pivotal speech at the four-day Democratic Convention.

Inside the Tent: Reconciling the Democrats

August 25, 2008

Inside the Tent’s Kathleen Miller, a pledged Barack Obama delegate for Maryland, talks to Hillary Clinton supporter Marsha Massey about whether it’s possible to unite the Democratic Party.

Inside the Tent: Time to move on

August 25, 2008

Bernice Scott, a pledged Hillary Clinton delegate for South Carolina, talks about how a phone call from the New York senator convinced her it was time to pledge support to Barack Obama. This video was shot by Inside the Tent contributor Kathleen Miller, a Barack Obama delegate for Maryland.

Inside the Tent: Parental priorities

August 25, 2008

Alabama state representative Merika Coleman discusses why as a parent, she supports Barack Obama. This video is from Barbara Scarpella Reed, one of the contributors to Reuters Inside the Tent.

Biden loves pork

August 25, 2008

biden-pork.jpgVice presidential candidate Joe Biden, hailed as a voice for the working class, arrived in Denver shortly before the start of his Democratic Party convention on Monday and went straight to an outdoor barbecue for lunch.

Inside the Tent: Hillary supporters and PUMA

August 25, 2008

Nancy Kivlen of PUMA (“Party Unity My Ass”) explains why she plans to vote for John McCain if Hillary Clinton doesn’t receive the Democratic nomination. This video is from Mike Smith, one of the contributors to Reuters Inside the Tent.

Inside the Tent: Sen. Robert Casey

August 25, 2008

Sen. Robert Casey of Pennsylvania, on the floor of the Democratic convention, talks about the importance of the economy as an issue in the 2008 elections with Corbett Daly, Washington bureau chief for Thomson Reuters Markets.

Inside the Tent: The Button Lady

August 25, 2008

Reuters Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. The following video is from Mike Smith, who has worked in politics, journalism and public policy for the last 25 years.