Tales from the Trail

Perry stands ground on Turkey

January 18, 2012

Given an opportunity to revise (back down or retract) his comments he made in Monday’s Republican debate linking Turkey to “Islamic terrorists,” Texas Governor Rick Perry stood his ground on Tuesday.

Perry freezes – normal guy or doomed presidential candidate?

November 10, 2011

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry drew a blank at the Michigan debate while trying to make a point about cutting government waste.

Rick Perry’s animated speech

November 1, 2011

A video of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s speech Friday in New Hampshire became a popular online and cable television attraction, with viewers drawn in by the Republican presidential candidate’s animated performance.

Team Bachmann lays out “Path to Victory”

September 28, 2011

From victory in the Iowa straw poll to lesser rival in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Michele Bachmann may be down but don’t count her out.

Perry still leads Republican pack – CNN/ORC poll

September 27, 2011

Rick Perry is still the front-runner in the field of 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls, according to a new CNN/ORC International Poll released on Monday.

Perry vs. rivals in Republican debate

September 8, 2011

There were eight candidates in the first big Republican debate of the 2012 campaign season.

Big campaign bucks don’t always spell victory

September 1, 2011

Expectations for massive fund-raising in the 2012 election may obscure one point — big bucks don’t always lead to victory. And in fact, too much spending — especially in the form of too many advertisements — can turn off voters.

Perry, Bachmann shine star power at Iowa dinner

August 15, 2011

Newly-minted Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry (and his black campaign bus)  rolled into Waterloo Sunday, where the Texas governor made a  campaign pitch to Iowa voters.

Governor Perry’s call to prayer

June 6, 2011

Financial debt. Terrorism. Natural disasters — all big problems for the United States.

GOP presidential field – looking Perry promising?

May 26, 2011

With polls showing President Barack Obama beating any current 2012 Republican presidential hopeful, some party leaders are casting around for additional contenders, especially those who are well-known and might appeal more to the party’s most conservative wing.