Tales from the Trail

Blasé Bush goes blah, blah, bah

October 26, 2015

Faced with reports that he’d been forced to slash his campaign payroll by as much as 40 percent, Republican Jeb Bush appeared positively blasé over the weekend.

Jeb Bush and Stephen Colbert play it nice on ‘Late Show’ debut

September 9, 2015

Stephen Colbert, the former  self-declared “conservative narcissistic conservative pundit” , now “just a narcissist,” debuted on Tuesday night on CBS’ Late Show, where he will try to fill the rather big shoes of his predecessor, David Letterman.

from The Great Debate:

What would a Rush Limbaugh campaign for president look like? Ask Donald Trump.

By Bill Schneider
September 9, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media during the National Federation of Republican Assemblies at Rocketown in Nashville, Tennessee

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies in Nashville, Tennessee, August 29, 2015. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

A week in politics: Taking off the gloves

September 4, 2015

It was a week of hostilities in the GOP presidential arena. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump traded virtual punches on camera, with both campaigns releasing aggressive video ads. Bush even resorted to his language skills to discredit the real estate magnate. Trump later fired back telling Bush, who is bilingual, he should stop speaking Spanish.

from The Great Debate:

Trump’s ready to deal, and a lot of uncompromising conservatives agree

By Bill Schneider
August 25, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Hampton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Hampton, New Hampshire August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

from The Great Debate:

Trying to out-Trump Trump? That way madness lies.

By Bill Schneider
August 4, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks 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:

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

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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.