COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa–A semi-hoarse Barack Obama told a sizeable crowd in this western Iowa town Tuesday night, "Washington is in its last throes, as my cousin Cheney would say."
It was a notably pointed remark from Mr. Obama, who often gets more gently humorous mileage out of his distant shared heritage with the vice-president. But Read More
On Saturday night, after a quick misstep into a place called Scooters (fog machine, dance floor grinding) during a search for a TV showing the Giants-Patriots game, I found the bar of the Hotel Ottumwa, where the owner, Tim Schwartz, had also just returned from a Barack Obama event at the local high school. Read More
Hillary Clinton was on her game all day Sunday, hitting all the right notes, drawing huge ovations from voters, getting people to commit their support on caucus cards.
And yet, thanks to two of her surrogates, it ended up being a rough press day.
After Clinton finished her last event in Cedar Falls, Read More
The dreary work of campaign field operations—knocking on doors, chatting up old people and cold calling for a candidate—is often carried out by eager college students wanting to make their first inroads into politics.
That was not the case on Ridgewood Street in Ames on Dec. 15, when some of Hillary Clinton’s richest and most Read More
Hillary Clinton is a human being.
That may sound like an oddly obvious message for a presidential campaign, but for Clinton, who has faced six weeks of bad press coverage and 15 years of cartoonish characterizations from all across the political spectrum, it is an essential point that she is now emphasizing in an attempt Read More
DUNLAP, IOWA, Dec. 16—Hillary Clinton badly needed to change the narrative.
She kicked off a five-day sweep through Iowa yesterday by rolling out a new, more personal stump speech, pushing her freshly acquired endorsement by The Des Moines Register and introducing a campaign helicopter.
She is, she said, “pumped up.”
She started the day in Read More
On the way to a John Edwards campaign event in Indianola, Iowa, yesterday, Jason Horowitz’s taxi hit a flying turkey. Here is the grim result.
UPDATE: The driver was fine, for the record.
Last night, the entire Edwards family showed up for a campaign event in Indianola, Iowa. Edwards gave a stump speech and answered some questions, while his wife and parents sat behind him and his kids watched a movie on the campaign bus.
At one point, a man in a blue jacket, who identified himself as Read More
Fortune smiled on Mike Huckabee today.
The former Arkansas Governor, suddenly the front-runner in Iowa, was supposed to come under intense fire from Mitt Romney at this afternoon’s Republican debate in Des Moines—the last head-to-head encounter between the candidates before the January 3 caucuses.
And the set-up seemed perfect for Mr. Romney, whose Mormonism has Read More
So what if Hillary Clinton loses in Iowa?
A new conventional wisdom is taking hold that Barack Obama beats her there, he could run away with the nomination.
It’s a line of thinking the Clinton campaign should encourage.
The reason is simple: If the Clinton Machine has a firewall anywhere, it’s in New Hampshire, Read More