Tales from the Trail

Inside the Tent: Bob Dole talks campaigning

September 5, 2008

Former senator and Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole tells Inside the Tent contributor John Steward why this year’s White House race is different.

Inside the Tent: On the verge of violent protests

September 4, 2008

Sarah Miller of Eagan, Minnesota, a single mom and college student, talks about goals of protesters at the Republican National Convention, and the likelihood of further violence as the convention draws to a close.

Inside the Tent: Twin Cities residents on protests and security

September 4, 2008

The Twin Cities have been the scene of sometimes violent protests and a heavy security presence during the Republican National Convention. Kelly Nuxoll of Huffington Post’s Off the Bus talked to two residents about what they think and how they’ve been affected.

Inside the Tent: actor Kevin Farley on conservatives in Hollywood

September 4, 2008

Are Hollywood Republicans “coming out of the closet” with their conservative beliefs? “A little, not a lot,” actor Kevin Farley tells Inside the Tent contributor John Steward.

Inside the Tent: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford

September 4, 2008

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford feels pretty good about John McCain‘s chances in his state.

Inside the Tent: Ron Silver talks about terrorism

September 4, 2008

Director and actor Ron Silver talks about his support for the Bush administration’s response to the attacks of Sept. 11 in New York and Washington and why the issue of terrorism remains important to him now. This video was shot by Inside the Tent contributor John Steward.

Inside the Tent: Reactions to Sarah Palin’s speech

By Reuters Staff
September 4, 2008

Sarah Palin touted her small-town roots and lashed out at Democrat Barack Obama during a highly anticipated speech to the Republican convention on Wednesday, ridiculing her critics as out-of-touch elitists who do not understand everyday life in America.

Inside the Tent: Ralph Reed

September 3, 2008

Republican strategist Ralph Reed talks about what John McCain can do to get out the vote among social conservatives — starting with his pick of Sarah Palin as the vice presidential nominee. This video was shot by Inside the Tent contributor John Steward.

Inside the Tent: Rally for the Republic

September 3, 2008

Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul drew thousands of supporters to his “Rally for the Republic” event this week in Minneapolis,  across the river from the mainstream Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Inside the Tent: What the Log Cabin Republicans think of Palin

September 2, 2008

Jimmy LaSalvia, director of programs and policy for the Log Cabin Republicans, talks about what Sarah Palin’s presence on the Republican ticket will mean for gay rights and where she stands on issues like same-sex partnership benefits.