Tales from the Trail

from The Great Debate:

What the latest presidential polls tell us – hint, it’s not who’s going to win

By Bill Schneider
July 21, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

from The Great Debate:

Focusing on 2016, GOP governors overlook their own states

By Bill Schneider
July 7, 2015

Wisconsin Governor and potential Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Scott Walker greets supporters at a rally for Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) in Cedar Rapids

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Jeb Bush uses his dad’s summer home as a campaign spot

July 6, 2015


There’s a beehive of 2016 campaign activity going on this week at Walker’s Point, the seaside compound in Maine that is the summer home for former President George H.W. Bush and where his son, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, is staying this week.

One thing Jeb Bush and Barack Obama have in common

July 2, 2015

REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

Republican presidential aspirant Jeb Bush and President Barack Obama don’t want peas in their guacamole.

Jeb Bush raises questions about Obama’s Iran negotiations

July 2, 2015


Jeb Bush is skeptical about U.S.-led negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.

from The Great Debate:

And Christie makes 16: Why are so many people running for president?

By David Greenberg
June 30, 2015

New Jersey Governor Christie addresses third Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the third Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Meet Jeb!: New logo and video herald Bush’s entry into the race

By Steve Steve Holland
June 14, 2015

CHdhg6eUMAELYPvJeb Bush officially jumps into the crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday. In so doing, he’ll emphasize the Jeb part of his name over the Bush family legacy.

from The Great Debate:

How the GOP went ‘Psycho,’ and how to fix it

By Craig Shirley
June 5, 2015

Camera crews set up for Universal Studios' "Best Psycho Shower Scene Scream" contest at the Bates Mo..

Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." REUTERS/Archives

It is hard to describe just how bad things are for the Republican Party. Each day it looks more and more like the Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho.

from The Great Debate:

Is 2016 the year of the Republican ‘clown car’?

By Bill Schneider
June 4, 2015


Top row, left to right: Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum. Bottow row, left to right: Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz. REUTERS/files