Stump Connolly

"Been there, done that. How many political reporters can say that? Stump's been gassed at the '68 Democratic convention in Chicago, hung with Hunter Thompson in Wisconsin in '72, spent the '92 convention in New York inside Clinton's command and control trailer and pioneered internet political coverage in '96 in STUMP, A Campaign Journal.

Connolly is a veteran political observer of six previous presidential campaigns, an independent documentary producer and the longest running political commentator on the Internet.

He is the author of Talk's Cheap, Let's Race! an unabashed account of crashing the 2004 presidential race as chief political correspondent of The Week Behind and The Long Slog, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House, an account of his adventures along the 2008 campaign trail. He was also a co-producer of three PBS documentaries on the 1992 presidential race - The Primary, Convention and It's Debatable - released on DVD as Road to the Presidency: Inside the Clinton Campaign."