Tales from the Trail

Hillary Clinton: Happy to stump for Obama-Biden

September 16, 2008

rtr21rk6.jpgWASHINGTON – Given the rise of Sarah Palin’s political star, is Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama regretting his decision not to choose Hillary Clinton as his running mate?

Obama, Bill Clinton discuss 9/11, campaign, world affairs

September 11, 2008

obamaclinton.jpgNEW YORK – Barack Obama  and Bill Clinton talked over lunch on Thursday about the economy and world affairs in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and what the former president can do to help the Democratic nominee defeat Republican John McCain in the Nov. 4 election.

McCain’s VP pick Palin draws boos when mentioning Hillary Clinton

August 31, 2008

WASHINGTON, Pa. – So maybe saying nice things about Hillary Clinton at a Republican rally isn’t such a good idea.
John McCain’s new vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, acknowledged the New York senator on Saturday when reflecting on her new found role as a national candidate.
The reaction from a large chunk of the audience: boos.
“I think as well today of two other women who came before me in national elections, and I can’t begin this great effort without honoring the achievements of Geraldine Ferraro back in 1984 and of course, Senator Hillary Clinton,” Palin said.
palin2.jpgBoo. Boo. Boo.
So much for trying to win over disaffected Clinton supporters. They, apparently, are not turning up to McCain-Palin rallies.
But no matter. The Alaska governor breezed on with a nod to her own historic bid, in Clinton’s wake.
“It was rightly noted in Denver this week that Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America,” she said. “But thankfully, as it turns out, the women of America aren’t finished yet, and the voters will shatter that glass ceiling once and for all.”
The McCain campaign has made a concerted effort to win over Clinton backers who were upset at her loss in the Democratic primary to Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.
Palin’s presence on the ticket puts the mother of five in line to make history as the first female U.S. vice president if she and McCain beat Obama and his running mate, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, in the Nov. 4 election.

McCain picks Alaska governor, Sarah Palin, for veep

August 29, 2008

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential hopeful John McCain picked social conservative Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate.

Inside the Tent: Clinton’s supporters in Denver

August 28, 2008

The following video was made by Huffington Post’s Off the Bus, a partner in the Reuters Inside the Tent project.

Inside the Tent: “I am so proud of her”

August 27, 2008

Dilia Schack, a Hillary Clinton delegate for New York, talks to Reuters Inside the Tent about the senator’s efforts to convince supporters to back Barack Obama.

Did Clinton convince supporters to back Obama?

August 27, 2008

rtr21qb9.jpgFormer White House hopeful Hillary Clinton offered a forceful speech at the Democratic National Convention aimed at convincing her backers to throw their support to the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and reunite their party.

Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits get a test run

August 26, 2008

DENVER – Hillary Clinton is set to address the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, but the real action started a little bit earlier.

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.