CBS News reporters are out on the road covering the 2004 presidential race. They'll be sharing their observations, impressions and anecdotes from the campaign trail in our daily Roadblog.
Retired U.S. Army General
Thurs. Jan. 8: Clark is obsessed with his "blue cards." They are postcards – postage paid by the campaign – asking voters to write in their contact information and circle what issues concern them. And if they want to donate their time and effort, there's a place where they can sign up to go door to door or put up a yard sign.
Former Governor, Vermont
Thurs. Jan 8: At dozens of Howard Dean events across the country, two familiar faces are popping up with increasing frequency: David Krikorian and Eric Burdette.
U.S. Representative, Missouri
Thurs. Jan 8: On his day trip to South Carolina on Wednesday, Gephardt had an event with 200 folks out in front of a closed down steel mill in Georgetown. With African American Rep. Jim Clyburn close by and surrounded by unemployed steel workers, Gephardt gave one his best "NAFTA closed your factory" speeches yet.
U.S. Senator, Massachusetts
Thurs. Jan. 8: Kerry began the day Wednesday with a radio interview on New Hampshire public radio. Not much to report except he did make a couple of comments about Wesley Clark, who has moved up in the polls in N.H., regarding Clark's recent switch to the Democratic Party.
U.S. Senator, Connecticut
Thurs. Jan.8: "Putting the word 'major' in front of a speech doesn't just make it so. There was nothing new here," one reporter told me after Lieberman's "major speech on the choice facing N.H. voters" at BAE Industries in Nashua on Wednesday.
U.S. Senator, North Carolina
Tues. Jan. 6: Sen. Edwards loves to begin his day with a five-mile run (or at least allocate time in the day for it), but when the temperature outside is 1 degree and minus 19 with a wind chill then that becomes a little difficult. And Edwards wasn't very happy with the treadmill at the Mason City Holiday Inn, so no running today. He's dressed quite spiffy in his dark navy suit and light blue tie; no red white and blue tie like he usually wears.