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Paul Ryan Gets Asked for More Specifics, But This Time by a Voter

Paul Ryan Gets Asked for More Specifics, But This Time by a Voter

Gerardo Mora/Getty Images(CLINTON, Iowa) — It was a homecoming of sorts for Paul Ryan’s family here, but it didn’t stop some tough questions from Iowa voters who are used to grilling their candidates before casting their ballots. At his to…

Time for the ‘Choice Phase,’ Ryan Tells Iowa Voters

Time for the ‘Choice Phase,’ Ryan Tells Iowa Voters

Alex Wong/Getty Images(DUBUQUE, Iowa) — The campaign has entered “the debate phase, the choice phase,” GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Monday as he kicked off his two-day Iowa bus tour.“The choice is clear. And here is w…

At Close of Battleground Bus Tour, Romney Slams ‘Angry and Desperate’ Obama

At Close of Battleground Bus Tour, Romney Slams ‘Angry and Desperate’ Obama

Saul Loeb/AFP/J.D. Pooley/GettyImages(CHILLICOTHE, Ohio) — Closing out his four-day bus tour, Mitt Romney stood on the steps of the courthouse in Chillicothe, Ohio and ripped apart President Obama’s campaign strategy as one of the “diversions” that ha…

Obama Visits Iowa State Fair: Four More Beers!

Obama Visits Iowa State Fair: Four More Beers!

JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) — Hours after Rep. Paul Ryan received a rowdy reception at the State Fair, President Obama stopped by for pork on a stick, beer and the chance to reclaim some of the Iowa support that propelled him to the pr…

Mitt Romney Gets Back On the Bus

Mitt Romney Gets Back On the Bus

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesAnalysis By ABC News’ Michael Falcone and Amy Walter(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney embarks on a four-state, four-day bus tour Saturday morning that marks his most intense streak of retail campaigning since his previous bus trip…

Ohio Restaurant Owner Dies Shortly After Serving Obama Eggs

Ohio Restaurant Owner Dies Shortly After Serving Obama Eggs

President Obama at Ann’s Place in Akron, Ohio early Friday morning. JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages(AKRON, Ohio) — Just an hour after hosting President Obama for breakfast, the owner of an Akron, Ohio, restaurant is dead.Reporters going to Ann’s Pla…

Obama Bus Rolls Across Ohio with Presidential Seal

Obama Bus Rolls Across Ohio with Presidential Seal

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — It’s been dubbed “Ground Force One” and now, it has the official insignia to match its partner in the air.The jet-black armored motor coach ferrying President Obama from Air Force One in Tole…

Obama Kicks Off Bus Tour, Defends Economic Policies

Obama Kicks Off Bus Tour, Defends Economic Policies

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(MAUMEE, Ohio) — With just four months to go until Election Day, President Obama told supporters at the first stop of his two-day campaign bus tour he’s “betting” they won’t lose heart or interest i…

Obama’s Bus Tour Hits Friendly Turf in Pennsylvania, Ohio

Obama’s Bus Tour Hits Friendly Turf in Pennsylvania, Ohio

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Unlike Mitt Romney’s recent bus tour, President Obama’s upcoming roadtrip might feel more like a homestand.On Tuesday, his campaign announced a two-day bus tour through Pennsylvania and Ohio, which…

Joe the Plumber: Obama ‘Should Be Embarrassed’ to Come to Ohio

Joe the Plumber: Obama ‘Should Be Embarrassed’ to Come to Ohio

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The last time Samuel Wurzelbacher, a plumber from Ohio, attended an Obama campaign rally four years ago, he earned the nickname “Joe the Plumber” and became an icon of Sen. John McCain’s 20…

Obama to Play Defense on Upcoming Bus Tour

Obama to Play Defense on Upcoming Bus Tour

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Obama for America announced Tuesday a two-day bus tour through Pennsylvania and Ohio, which will take the president across some friendly turf; not only did Obama win those two states in 2008, he’ll stop in cou…

Romney Says He’ll Win Pennsylvania in November

Romney Says He’ll Win Pennsylvania in November

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CORNWALL, Pa.) — Finishing the second day of his bus tour in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, an impassioned Mitt Romney declared that he would carry the Keystone State this fall.Referencing remarks made during a wa…

Romney’s Bus Tour Reroutes Due to Protesters

Romney’s Bus Tour Reroutes Due to Protesters

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Image(QUAKERTOWN, Pa.) — The Romney bus tour hit a speed bump today when more than a hundred protesters showed up at a gas station where the presumptive GOP presidential candidate was scheduled to make a stop, and the candi…

Mitt Romney: ‘I Want To Talk About The Economy’ More Than Obama Does

Mitt Romney: ‘I Want To Talk About The Economy’ More Than Obama Does

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WEATHERLY, Pa.) — At a dusty foundry and machine shop in eastern Pennsylvania on Saturday, Mitt Romney said he wants to talk about the economy — the cornerstone of his campaign — more than President Obama does….

Romney Kicks Off Bus Tour, Says Obama Fails Middle Class

Romney Kicks Off Bus Tour, Says Obama Fails Middle Class

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(STRATHAM, N.H.) — Mitt Romney officially kicked off his five-day, six-state bus tour in New Hampshire Friday, on the very farm where he launched his presidential bid last June, telling supporters that there has been no presiden…

Romney’s Bus Tour Turns Into VP Tryout Extravaganza

Romney’s Bus Tour Turns Into VP Tryout Extravaganza

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — Mitt Romney’s five-day, six-state bus tour is shaping out to be a series of auditions for potential vice presidential candidates.Romney will kick off the tour Friday in New Hampshire, where Sen. Kelly …

Romney Launches Battleground State Bus Tour

Romney Launches Battleground State Bus Tour

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Mitt Romney is hitting the road. After weeks of a somewhat light campaigning schedule that was far more focused on hitting high-dollar fundraisers than holding public campaign events, the presumptive GOP candid…

Rick Perry Completes First Leg of Iowa Bus Tour

Rick Perry Completes First Leg of Iowa Bus Tour

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(NEWTON, Iowa) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry wrapped up the first leg of his Iowa bus tour Thursday with an employee town hall at TPI Iowa, which manufactures components for wind turbines.On the first leg of his bus tour, the GOP…

Romney Wraps Day One of Bus Tour Swiping at Gingrich, Serving Food

Romney Wraps Day One of Bus Tour Swiping at Gingrich, Serving Food

Darren McCollester/Getty Images(ASHLAND, N.H.) — The Mitt Romney campaign weaved through New Hampshire Wednesday on its first day of a three-day bus tour, keeping to a busy schedule that included stops at a breakfast joint, a pizza parlor, a steel cut…

Prone to Mistakes, Rick Perry Prays He Won’t Trip Up

Prone to Mistakes, Rick Perry Prays He Won’t Trip Up

Alex Wong/Getty Images(MUSCATINE, Iowa) — As the media await his next gaffe, Rick Perry admitted he often sends a prayer to the heavens so he won’t slip up and see another one of his mistakes on national TV.“I prayed right before I walked …

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