As we move toward the Iowa caucuses next week, Americans need to know who they are supporting in droves in Iowa. I wonder how many Iowans know the true side of Ron Paul and all that he really represents.
He doesn't like Israel and he obliquely and directly is supporting Hamas.
Newt Gingrich’s new Iowa tour has officially started but with greatly slimmed expectations.
The “Iowa Jobs and Prosperity Bus Tour” will make 22 stops between now and the Jan. 3 caucuses. That’s exactly half of the 44 he said he would make last week when announcing the tour during a stop in Davenport.
Spokesman R.C. Hammond said last week that the downsizing was to make sure the former U.S. House Speaker and 2012 presidential candidate can make all of his stops and have time to meet with Iowans rather than to jam an unruly number of stops into a whirlwind tour.
Hammond on Nov. 14th told The Register that Gingrich planned to spend about 30 days in Iowa between then and Jan. 3. He has spent 11 so far. He will spend eight more between today and Jan. 3 for a total of 19.
Gingrich’s campaign over the weekend did not meet a deadline to collect enough signatures to be on Virginia’s primary ballot, which the campaign compared to Pearl Harbor. In recent weeks he has also fought attacks from special interest groups and other GOP candidates who have contributed to a dip in some recent polls.
It all points to the perception of organizational shortcomings in the Gingrich campaign, said Christopher Larimer, an associate professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa.
“To this point, the problems have been somewhat difficult to measure beyond the number of offices in the state,” Larimer said. “Now, with Virginia ballot situation and now scaling back in Iowa at just the moment when the campaign needs to make a real push is a cause for serious concern,” Larimer said.
Gingrich’s first public stop today is in Dubuque at 1 p.m. A press bus with 14 media employees left Des Moines at around 8:45 a.m.