Uncategorized | 12:57 pm | January 17, 2008 | By Nbayless

A Day in South Carolina

By Nick Bayless/Staff Photographer Traveling to such a political hot spot as South Carolina, I expected to run into fellow reporters covering the campaign trail. However, I wasn’t really expecting to run into them in line at “Five Guys Burgers” at 7:30 a.m. in the Washington, D.C., airport. That’s where I met Kevin and Sreya, »

Uncategorized | 5:52 am | January 15, 2008 | By Yale Daily News

For all Washington’s ills, what is change’s real roadblock? Gidoudavote, of course!

By Amanda Eckerson ’07 In the last few days of any campaign, regardless of your party, a virus passes around the volunteers and organizers on the ground. It isn’t the flu, because they’ve been working hard. It isn’t strep, because they’ve been phone banking for hours. It’s a vicious case of Gidoudavote (pronounced Get-Out-The-Vote). Common »

Uncategorized | 1:18 pm | January 10, 2008 | By Nniarchos

Despite the hype, Paul draws just 8 percent in New Hampshire

NASHUA, N.H., 12:38 p.m. — Excitement is growing over a candidate who once didn’t seem to have an ice cube’s hope in hell of getting a vote in New Hampshire. “A saying that a lot of Ron Paul supporters have,” says Pennsylvanian Ron Paul campaigner Jim McDaniel, “is that ‘Dr. Paul cured my apathy.’” Paul’s »

Uncategorized | 11:47 am | January 10, 2008 | By Nniarchos

For New Hampshire fourth graders, it’s voting booths over Game Boys

NASHUA, N.H., 11:42 a.m. — Typically, fourth graders are more interested in their Game Boys than the world of politics, but here in New Hampshire, even the young’uns get a chance to vote. Virginia Drew, the Director of the Visitor’s Center at the Concord statehouse for more than twelve years, has pioneered a voting scheme »

Uncategorized | 4:25 pm | January 9, 2008 | By Yale Daily News

Live: Young crowd ‘fired up, ready to go’

JERSEY CITY, N.J., 4:22 p.m. — We’re in! All it took was flashing the YaleID. No questions, no being subjected to bomb-sniffing dogs. First observation: There are nearly 100 video cameras here. Are there even that many stations? The crowd, mostly, is young and Hispanic or black. “Fired up, ready to go!” they are chanting. »