presidential campaigns

The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

What Trump's VP Pick Will Say About His Campaign

Will Donald Trump choose the Putin-loving former general, or the guy who wants to build colonies on the moon?
Harry Cheadle
7.13.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Why Donald Trump's Campaign Is Such a Disaster

The chief strategist for John McCain's 2008 campaign explains why this year's Republican nominee is coming unhinged.
Grace Wyler
7.11.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

The Most American Protest Candidates Running for President in 2016

Eight third-party stragglers who encapsulate the stranger impulses and general chaos of the American political system.
Mark Hay
8.25.15
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Election Class of 2016: Ted Cruz Is Crazy Like a Fox

The Texas Republican is quietly positioning himself as the last man standing when the Trump bubble finally pops.
Kevin Lincoln
8.21.15
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

The Bizarre Mystery of Jim Webb's Presidential Campaign

Jim Webb is a war hero, novelist, and former senator who once almost beat a biker to death with his bare hands. He also hates politics. So what is he doing running for president?
Kevin Lincoln
7.7.15
News

The Strange Lives of Failed Presidential Candidates

Mitt Romney's charity fight against Evander Holyfield points to an obvious truth about running for president: if you lose, nothing you do afterward will quite compare to being the leader of the free world.
Kevin Lincoln
5.15.15
Motherboard Blog

A Brief History of TV Presidential Campaign Ads: They've Always Been Awful

Watch the Atlantic's nice mash-up of six decades of presidential campaign ads, and it's instantly clear—some things never change. The tenor and basic message of most of these ads is largely indistinguishable, even if the delivery has evolved and grown...
Brian Merchant
9.11.12