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.
Former Governor, Vermont
Wed. Jan 7: Both staff and press were abuzz about the image of Howard Dean and Bill Bradley on stage together at Tuesday's endorsement events held in both New Hampshire and Iowa. Yes, the endorsement was a nice boost for Dean - but in New Hampshire, it sure made him look short as the men stood side by side on a level stage. In Iowa, on the other hand, Dean had a platform to stand on in order to compete with the former basketball player's stature.
U.S. Senator, Connecticut
Wed. Jan. 7: A sign of the times? Howard Dean used to have a tracker following Joe Lieberman. He doesn't anymore. Now, Wesley Clark does.
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.
U.S. Senator, Massachusetts
Tues. Jan. 6: The day started at a Democratic activist event in Ames, Iowa, with around 200 people in attendance – pretty good considering the wind chill at the time, 8 a.m., was between 10 and 20 below zero. Started out with his standard stump speech but added one new thing: overtime rules. He referred to an AP story that reported that the Labor Department had suggestions to businesses about how they could avoid paying workers overtime. Kerry teed off saying, "We don't have a broken budget in the United States of America, we've got a broken set of values at the head of our government, and we need to stand up and undo it."
Retired U.S. Army General
Mon. Jan. 5:
Clark's new stump speech didn't score points with one elderly woman from Exeter, N.H. When Clark was shaking hands after the speech, she said, "The questions and answers were great. The first part I didn't like."
U.S. Representative, Missouri
Sat. Jan 3: In comments to reporters after a speech in Dubuque Iowa, Gephardt reaffirmed his belief that it is going to be a Dean-Gephardt race. When asked about what happens if he looses Iowa he declined to comment, saying he doesn't answer iffy questions. "Dean's going to win New Hampshire; I'm going to win Iowa."