Tales from the Trail

Lieberman offers congrats to Obama, pushes bipartisanship

November 5, 2008

WASHINGTON – Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, previously a Democrat now an independent, bucked his colleagues a lot this year including in what some considered the ultimate betrayal — backing the Republican presidential hopeful, John McCain, and for the less than kind words he had for Democrat Barack Obama.

Whiskey, not champagne, at GOP party

November 5, 2008

PHOENIX — It was a night for drinking whiskey rather than champagne at the Arizona Biltmore.
 
As Republican John McCain prepared his concession speech in a private room at the landmark Phoenix hotel, bottles of bubbly were most certainly not being popped in a nearby ballroom where long-faced Republicans were marking time. 
 
The race hadn’t yet been called for Barack Obama, but McCain had already lost Ohio, Pennsylvania and other key battleground states. But the giant TV screens weren’t showing election returns, and many still held out hope.
 
“Tonight as of right now, it’s still too close to call,” Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl told the crowd. “Win or lose, we’re going to have a tough four years ahead of us. We’re going to have to be a firewall against this radical leftist agenda.” 

Fox News first to call Ohio, after initial hesitation

November 5, 2008

WASHINGTON – Fox News was the first television network to project victory in Ohio for Barack Obama on Tuesday, then quickly rescinded it, but minutes later again gave the battleground state to the Democratic presidential candidate.

Nostalgic McCain bids adieu to his traveling press corps

November 5, 2008

ABOARD “STRAIGHT TALK AIR” – Republican John McCain, who basically cut off contact with his traveling press corps in the last two months of the presidential race, walked to the back of his campaign plane on Tuesday to say goodbye.

Celebration at the White House — an election and birthday

November 5, 2008

WASHINGTON – It is a celebratory night at the White House this election night, and not just because President George W. Bush learns who will be his successor — it is his wife Laura’s birthday.

McCain, in final rally, predicts late night

November 4, 2008

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Republican presidential candidate John McCain predicted a late night on Tuesday during a final rally in Colorado where he sought to spur voters to the polls.

No matter what, one White House hopeful will return to the Senate

November 4, 2008

WASHINGTON – When all is said and done with the 2008 presidential election, one of the contenders will be returning to the U.S. Senate,  a harsh reality after coming so close to the White House.

Weather looks good for most of U.S. on Election Day

November 4, 2008

WASHINGTON – Election Day is finally here, the final opinion polls are in and now it’s time for Americans to make their way to the voting booth — but will weather be a factor?

McCain wraps up 7-state day to tears, cheers in Arizona

November 4, 2008

PRESCOTT, Az. – Republican John McCain ended a seven-state cross country sprint in the wee hours of Tuesday morning with an appeal to his home state to send him to the White House.

McCain wraps up crucial alien vote

November 4, 2008

John McCain is anticipating a little extraterrestrial help on Tuesday.

At a rally in Roswell, New Mexico, the Republican presidential candidate worked some local color into his speech.