Tales from the Trail

Cain’s wife speaks out in his defense

November 15, 2011

Herman Cain’s famously media-shy wife, Gloria Cain, steps into the media spotlight to defends her husband against sexual harassment allegations in an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren.
The Cain’s have been married for 43 years and Mrs. Cain says the allegations sound nothing like her husband, who she says totally respects women.

Washington Extra – Oppo on steroids

November 15, 2011

Welcome to the new era of opposition research — one that is supercharged by SuperPACs and flung far and wide by Twitter. YouTube is soooo 2008.

Perry does Letterman’s “Top Ten” excuses for gaffe

November 11, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry wrapped up his apology, explanation, damage control (take your pick) tour where it started — on TV with an appearance on David Letterman’s “Late Show.”

Newt gets his own SuperPAC

November 10, 2011

Here’s a sign that Newt Gingrich is poised to make a run in the Republican presidential race — the former Speaker of the House finally has his own SuperPAC.

Perry camp tries to spin “oops” moment into campaign gold

November 10, 2011

 

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s camp has found a new way to take advantage of his latest poor debate performance, while adding to his mailing list and, hopefully, donor rolls.

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.

Obama says biggest task left for him is to fix U.S. politics

November 8, 2011

President Barack Obama has lots of reasons he wants to hold on to the White House in 2012.

Cain backers reprise ‘high-tech lynching’ theme

November 4, 2011

A group of Herman Cain supporters has pulled out the heavy artillery in defense of the Republican presidential hopeful against sexual harassment allegations.

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.

Perry is on for next debate… but after that?

October 27, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry is definitely on for the next  Republican debate  in Michigan  on Nov. 9th.  But after that — we’ll see.