Tales from the Trail

Big Bird to Obama: Take down your TV ad

By Eric Johnson
October 9, 2012

Big Bird, a bright-yellow protagonist of children’s television show “Sesame Street,” wants out of his role in a nationwide television advertisement for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

Obama campaign TV spot hits Romney as governor

By Eric Johnson
June 5, 2012

As President Barack Obama and presumptive nominee Mitt Romney hit up big-money donors on both coasts on Monday, their respective allies waged a public relations blitz to deride each other’s message.

Obama campaign launches voter drive around gay marriage

By Eric Johnson
May 23, 2012

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, looking to tap support for the president’s embrace of same-sex marriage, launched a voter drive in key electoral states on Wednesday, saying a Mitt Romney presidency would be the “ultimate deal breaker” for proponents of “marriage equality.”

The tunnel to political prominence

April 10, 2012
NJ Gov. Chris Christie

A new government report shines the spotlight again on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, see here at a presidential campaign event for Republican candidate Mitt Romney on December 30, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Barbour says Clinton’s 1996 strategy might help Obama

January 14, 2011

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour on Friday offered some advice to the man that he may seek to unseat in next year’s  election, President Barack Obama.

Edwards: the good, the bad and the diapers

January 22, 2010

If anyone wanted whiplash today, they should have watched the John Edwards story. USA-POLITICS/EDWARDS-WITHDRAW

How you like me now?!

October 16, 2009

hillaryRemember during the presidential campaign, when Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was asked about her “likability” compared to that of  rival Barack Obama?

Obama says Bush “a good guy”

January 17, 2009

BUSH/PHILADELPHIA – Barack Obama, who pilloried his soon-to-be predecessor’s policies during two years on the campaign trail, said Friday that George W. Bush is a good guy.

Clinton says unlikely to mount another White House bid

October 14, 2008

WASHINGTON – Democrat Hillary Clinton lost a tough battle for her party’s presidential nomination this year and says she is unlikely to make another run for it.

Media-battered Clinton calls for greater scrutiny

May 29, 2008

hillary1.jpgSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – As a Democratic presidential candidate, New York senator and former first lady, Hillary Clinton has had her share of media scrutiny. Still, she says the news media should become a more aggressive public watchdog.