Molly Ball


Politics writer for The Atlantic; Westerner; tiny human being generator; semicolon addict; sarcast. mball at theatlantic dot com

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Santorum: "There are some people out there w conservative feelings, but I've got the track record."

Spin room: the frighteningly large crowd around

The Gingriches, their traveling elephant companion, & bookstore employees at Las Vegas signing

Lookalikes Tim Pawlenty & Brian Krolicki, together at last!

Romney in a crush of adoring fans at Vegas HQ opening

GIANT spin room swarm around

Actual view from Vermont b&b where I'm staying -- not a postcard!

Romney and Christie

Row of fax machines in filing room, totally untouched.

Catching the tail end of pre-debate panel @ Reagan Library, moderated by

Romney intro'd by Rep. Joe Heck under "Day One, Job One" banner @ truck warehouse in Vegas

Tea Party-style BBQ available at Palin rally today

The Palin bus, Indianola, IA

A brave Hurricane Irene survivor.

Perry meets the press in SC

Perry working the lunch crowd at restaurant in Rock Hill

Cheers from the Rock Hill crowd as Perry bus pulls up on Main St

I am the sort of person who has a hard time resisting gator when it's on the menu.

In Mt. Pleasant, Bachmann has protesters

Myrtle Beach campaign souvenir: watch-shaped sunburn