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Apparently, Obama’s Dreams of My Father contains a passage about Obama being fed dog meat as a small child. McCain, in honor of Mitt Romney’s visit to Arizona, joked that his son’s dog, Apollo, is not on the menu.  Not sure if the AP photographer was clued in on the Obama tie-in or just took the delectable opportunity to juxtapose Mac with Apollo and tongue, but the hostility is vintage McCain (and, a taste of the chow from that off-the-rails and over-caffeinated “Straight Talk Express”).
via  The New York Daily News
(credit:  Matt York/AP  caption: Apollo is not the other white meat, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) jabs President Obama. The dog belongs to McCain’s son, Jimmy.)
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Apparently, Obama’s Dreams of My Father contains a passage about Obama being fed dog meat as a small child. McCain, in honor of Mitt Romney’s visit to Arizona, joked that his son’s dog, Apollo, is not on the menu.  Not sure if the AP photographer was clued in on the Obama tie-in or just took the delectable opportunity to juxtapose Mac with Apollo and tongue, but the hostility is vintage McCain (and, a taste of the chow from that off-the-rails and over-caffeinated “Straight Talk Express”).

via The New York Daily News

(credit: Matt York/AP caption: Apollo is not the other white meat, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) jabs President Obama. The dog belongs to McCain’s son, Jimmy.)

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Mitt goes body surfing in La Jolla. He had fun.  Parking not a problem.
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Mitt goes body surfing in La Jolla. He had fun. Parking not a problem.

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If the pattern holds true to form, O’ Boehner’s demonstration of “cry me a river” likely signals a quick drying of the eyes followed by renewed intransigence from the House GOP.
via Politico 
(photo credit: Pool photo/Tom Williams/Roll Call caption:  House Speaker John Boehner welled up while listening to Irish music at a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon at the Capitol on Tuesday.)
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If the pattern holds true to form, O’ Boehner’s demonstration of “cry me a river” likely signals a quick drying of the eyes followed by renewed intransigence from the House GOP.

via Politico

(photo credit: Pool photo/Tom Williams/Roll Call caption: House Speaker John Boehner welled up while listening to Irish music at a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon at the Capitol on Tuesday.)

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The New York Times captures Rock Star Mitt in a very small box. 
via The New York Times
(photo credit: Damon Winter/The New York Times caption:  Mr. Romney spoke to voters at Machine Shed Restaurant in Rockford.)
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The New York Times captures Rock Star Mitt in a very small box.

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A good time was had by all, yes. But the underlying symbolism has to do with an electorate still trying to sketch a picture for itself of who this guy is.
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(photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images caption: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds up a sketch drawn by Jessica Fluegel (foreground) during a campaign stop at the Machine Shed Restaurant March 18, 2012 in Rockford, IL. Romney is campaigning in Illinois three days before that state’s primary elections , when 54 GOP delegates are up for grabs. With Romney in the lead on delegates, fellow candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum continues to compete for the 1,444 necessary to secure the nomination before the last primary, in Utah on June 26)
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A good time was had by all, yes. But the underlying symbolism has to do with an electorate still trying to sketch a picture for itself of who this guy is.

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(photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images caption: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds up a sketch drawn by Jessica Fluegel (foreground) during a campaign stop at the Machine Shed Restaurant March 18, 2012 in Rockford, IL. Romney is campaigning in Illinois three days before that state’s primary elections , when 54 GOP delegates are up for grabs. With Romney in the lead on delegates, fellow candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum continues to compete for the 1,444 necessary to secure the nomination before the last primary, in Utah on June 26)

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Another shot of Mitt climbing behind the wheel, in this case, in what looks like a holdover from the romanticized Detroit of his childhood. (The flag makes the helping of nostalgia feel like “a double scoop.”) this case, though — reflecting the tough slog — Mitt’s looking like the older vehicle. 
via The New York Times Campaign Photo Slide Show
(photo credit: Damon Winter/The New York Times caption:  Vehicles figured into the Romney campaign, too. The candidate got in a truck on display at Thompson Tractor.)
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Another shot of Mitt climbing behind the wheel, in this case, in what looks like a holdover from the romanticized Detroit of his childhood. (The flag makes the helping of nostalgia feel like “a double scoop.”) this case, though — reflecting the tough slog — Mitt’s looking like the older vehicle.

via The New York Times Campaign Photo Slide Show

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On one hand, you could call it “last dance” or “party’s over.” On the other hand (Newt’s right one, “bottom” left), you could say the party’s just getting started.  
What I’m wondering, though, is how much passion Newt’s going to feel after he’s forced, finally, to give up the campaign — and the constant, free attention.
via The New York Times Politics
(photo credit: Josh Haner/The New York Times caption:  Clapping and twisting in an early “American Bandstand” style, Mr. Gingrich unwound for an hour or so with his wife, Callista, after a long day on the campaign trail, dancing to “All My Loving” by the Beatles and, the lone couple on the floor, to “Rocket Man” by Elton John.)
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On one hand, you could call it “last dance” or “party’s over.” On the other hand (Newt’s right one, “bottom” left), you could say the party’s just getting started.  

What I’m wondering, though, is how much passion Newt’s going to feel after he’s forced, finally, to give up the campaign — and the constant, free attention.

via The New York Times Politics

(photo credit: Josh Haner/The New York Times caption: Clapping and twisting in an early “American Bandstand” style, Mr. Gingrich unwound for an hour or so with his wife, Callista, after a long day on the campaign trail, dancing to “All My Loving” by the Beatles and, the lone couple on the floor, to “Rocket Man” by Elton John.)

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Hawaii Caucus: This is how they vote in foreign countries 
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(photo credit: Kent Nishimura / EPA caption:  Caucus goers wait to cast their ballot at a Republican Presidential Caucus at the President McKinley High School Cafeteria in Honolulu, Hawaii, on March 13, 2012. This is the first year the State of Hawaii is using a caucus to decide how its delegate votes are used.)
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Hawaii Caucus: This is how they vote in foreign countries

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(photo credit: Kent Nishimura / EPA caption: Caucus goers wait to cast their ballot at a Republican Presidential Caucus at the President McKinley High School Cafeteria in Honolulu, Hawaii, on March 13, 2012. This is the first year the State of Hawaii is using a caucus to decide how its delegate votes are used.)

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He’s doing it, his visual co-hort is doing it: everybody’s worried about Newt. Still, doesn’t mean he’s going anywhere. 
via The New York Times
(photo credit: Josh Haner/The New York Times caption:  While Mr. Gingrich has pledged to take his candidacy to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., the primary calendar includes only a handful of remaining Southern states, the only place he has won. Mr. Gingrich at the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce in Birmingham, Ala.)
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He’s doing it, his visual co-hort is doing it: everybody’s worried about Newt. Still, doesn’t mean he’s going anywhere.

via The New York Times

(photo credit: Josh Haner/The New York Times caption: While Mr. Gingrich has pledged to take his candidacy to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., the primary calendar includes only a handful of remaining Southern states, the only place he has won. Mr. Gingrich at the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce in Birmingham, Ala.)

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Nicole Bengiveno’s GOP primary/racial segregation shot is the smartest, bravest campaign pic I’ve seen all year. The pic may be “overstretching” the metaphor, but the vote was segregated. Mostly white people voted in the South’s GOP primaries yesterday. 
via The New York Times
(photo credit: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times caption:  People in Birmingham, Ala., waited to register vehicles at the Jefferson County Courthouse , which was also a polling station. There have been lines at the courthouse since major cuts in the budget.)
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Nicole Bengiveno’s GOP primary/racial segregation shot is the smartest, bravest campaign pic I’ve seen all year. The pic may be “overstretching” the metaphor, but the vote was segregated. Mostly white people voted in the South’s GOP primaries yesterday.

via The New York Times

(photo credit: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times caption: People in Birmingham, Ala., waited to register vehicles at the Jefferson County Courthouse , which was also a polling station. There have been lines at the courthouse since major cuts in the budget.)

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