Tales from the Trail

Palin’s 2012 plan: help others defeat Obama

October 6, 2011

“I apologize to those whom are disappointed in this decision…  But I believe that they, when they take a step back, will understand why the decision was made and understand that really you don’t need a title to make a difference in this country,”  Sarah Palin said on Fox New after closing the door to a 2012 presidential campaign.

Hey, wavering Republicans – file by Halloween, or turn into a pumpkin

September 28, 2011

A January 31 Florida primary would offer a big treat for anyone tired of the ‘will she/won’t he’ speculation about possible new entries to the Republican presidential field — a hard deadline, on Halloween.

Palin asks whether ‘title’ worth joining 2012 race

September 28, 2011

Sarah Palin says the biggest thing she’s thinking about  as she decides whether or not to run for president  is whether a title would be a shackle and stifle her message.

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.

Netanyahu on Obama ties: Under the bus? What bus?

September 25, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to take the bait on Sunday when asked if he agreed with Republican presidential candidates that President Barack Obama is not pro-Israel enough.

Ron Paul vs. the “pretty boys” – Corrected

September 20, 2011

The race for the 2012 presidential nomination comes down to this: Ron Paul against the “pretty boys” — at least that’s what some of the most ardent supporters of the Texas congressman think.

Meet John Boehner – powerful politician, ‘simple guy’

September 15, 2011

The most powerful Republican in America mows his own lawn, had youthful aspirations of becoming a salesman and quietly convinced two know-it-all lawmakers to vote “yes.”

Perry speaks about his faith and failings

September 15, 2011

The subject was faith not policy in Republican presidential frontrunner Rick Perry’s  speech at Liberty University.

Obama campaign goes on the attack against “attacks”

September 15, 2011

The website is dark and ominous-looking.

Pictures of conservative commentator Glenn Beck and leading Republican presidential candidates fade in and out.

Perry says stimulus didn’t create jobs; CBO says it did

September 13, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry, front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, said on Monday President Barack Obama’s  economic stimulus program  created “zero” jobs.