Tales from the Trail

from The Great Debate:

A powerful veep audition for GOP Governor Nikki Haley

By Caroline Heldman
January 13, 2016

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks at the National Press Club  in Washington September 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

from The Great Debate:

Yes, the media is to blame for the GOP primary mess

By Bill Schneider
November 18, 2015

Republican Presidential candidates Donald Trump takes interviews in the spin room after the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican candidates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 10, 2015.REUTERS/Darren Hauck - RTS6EQX

Republican Presidential candidates Donald Trump n the spin room after the Republican presidential candidate debate held by Fox Business Network in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10, 2015.REUTERS/Darren Hauck

from The Great Debate:

One possible weapon to ward off super PACs

By Vincent DeVito
November 12, 2015

Campaign buttons for Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are displayed prior to Bush formally announcing his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri  - RTX1GM9F

Campaign buttons for presidential candidate Jeb Bush, displayed before Bush formally launches his campaign, in Miami, Florida, June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

from The Great Debate:

Why we love Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson is in the doghouse

By Thomas Bender
November 6, 2015

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Daveed Diggs as Thomas Jefferson (L) and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton (L) debate policy during a cabinet meeting in “Hamilton.” President George Washington (Christopher Jackson) (C) sits behind them. Courtesy of “HAMILTON”/Joan Marcus

from The Great Debate:

Modern politics: Public is more partisan, parties are more powerless

By Bruce J. Schulman
November 3, 2015

Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose before the start of  the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) former Governor Jeb Bush, Senator Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Senator Ted Cruz pose before the GOP debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

from The Great Debate:

Primaries are what keep the GOP out of the White House

By Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozell
October 28, 2015

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Carson gestures towards Trump during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson gestures towards Donald Trump (R) during the second official GOP debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

from The Great Debate:

Forget the debate: Two simple reasons a Republican will likely win in 2016

By Clifford Young and Julia Clark
October 14, 2015

Reporters get a tour of the room where democratic presidential candidates will debate at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas

Reporters get a tour of the room where democratic presidential candidates will debate at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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

from The Great Debate:

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get ready to Trump-le!

By Richard Rodriguez
August 28, 2015

The Gallagher family carries cut-outs of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump while waiting in line outside a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire

Gallagher family carries cut-outs of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump while waiting outside a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

from The Great Debate:

Strange bedfellows: Donald Trump and the white working class

By Justin Gest
August 24, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets the crowd in the overflow room following a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire

Donald Trump greets the crowd in the overflow room after a town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder