Bag’s Take-Away:
 Incongruous with his surroundings, no candidate to camp with, out of step and overdressed, a little pissed and already passé? Hightailing out of Des Moines, does he make himself relevant come November or just take his fife and his bedroll and slink on home.
via: The New York Times Lens Blog
(photo credit:  Evan Vucci/Associated Press  caption:  A Tea Party supporter, William Temple, of Brunswick, Ga., waited for his flight home at the airport in Des Moines.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Incongruous with his surroundings, no candidate to camp with, out of step and overdressed, a little pissed and already passé? Hightailing out of Des Moines, does he make himself relevant come November or just take his fife and his bedroll and slink on home.

via: The New York Times Lens Blog

(photo credit: Evan Vucci/Associated Press caption: A Tea Party supporter, William Temple, of Brunswick, Ga., waited for his flight home at the airport in Des Moines.)

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Tags #news    #politics    #tea party    #Iowa Caucus    #Election    #Campaign '12    #Evan Vucci   

Bag’s Take-Away:
Explain it to me as if I were a 4 year old.  That purple one must be the only person of color in Iowa.  Brightly colored waving phallic symbols stand in for the caucus goers.  That’s about right.  From CNN’s election night coverage.
via: CNN Election Center
(photo credit:  CNN screen grab)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Explain it to me as if I were a 4 year old.  That purple one must be the only person of color in Iowa.  Brightly colored waving phallic symbols stand in for the caucus goers.  That’s about right.  From CNN’s election night coverage.

via: CNN Election Center

(photo credit: CNN screen grab)

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Tags #news    #politics    #CNN    #Iowa Caucus   

Bag’s Take-Away:

Death warmed over. And that was before they started caucusing.

via NYT slideshow


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Bag’s Take-Away:

Death warmed over. And that was before they started caucusing.

via NYT slideshow

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Norman Rockwell has left the building! At this point, I don’t blame the photogs in Iowa for playing the candidates for fools. It’s retribution for having to take these folks that seriously for that long. Love this one! Newt as a shadow of a real contender with a dash of Grand Dragon thrown in.
via: The Charlotte Observer, Daily Edit (#18)
(photo credit:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images  caption:  A news photographer photographs Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich during his speech at the Wakonda Club on December 30, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. The GOP presidential contenders are crisscrossing Iowa in the final stretch of campaigning in the state before the January 3rd caucus, the first test the candidates must face before becoming the Republican presidential nominee.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Norman Rockwell has left the building! At this point, I don’t blame the photogs in Iowa for playing the candidates for fools. It’s retribution for having to take these folks that seriously for that long. Love this one! Newt as a shadow of a real contender with a dash of Grand Dragon thrown in.

via: The Charlotte Observer, Daily Edit (#18)

(photo credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images caption: A news photographer photographs Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich during his speech at the Wakonda Club on December 30, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. The GOP presidential contenders are crisscrossing Iowa in the final stretch of campaigning in the state before the January 3rd caucus, the first test the candidates must face before becoming the Republican presidential nominee.)

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Tags #GOP    #Iowa Caucus    #Newt Gingrich    #news    #politics    #photojournalism   

Bag’s Take-Away:
Trying not to work poor Callista that hard or that often … but notice who looks just the same in a wind tunnel?
via: Daylife
(photo credit: AP Photo caption:  Republican presidential candidate, former House speaker Newt Gingrich’s hair blows in the wind as he and wife, Callista, left, pose with students during a campaign stop, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Ames, Iowa. Republican presidential candidates are largely shifting from persuading voters to mobilizing them for Tuesday’s caucuses.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Trying not to work poor Callista that hard or that often … but notice who looks just the same in a wind tunnel?

via: Daylife

(photo credit: AP Photo caption: Republican presidential candidate, former House speaker Newt Gingrich’s hair blows in the wind as he and wife, Callista, left, pose with students during a campaign stop, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Ames, Iowa. Republican presidential candidates are largely shifting from persuading voters to mobilizing them for Tuesday’s caucuses.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
I’m always a little concerned when, making fun of oddballs and “outliers” — whether we’re talking Ron Paul or Gaddafi — they come back to bite us. We’ll see on Tuesday.
redelephant12:

A Ron Paul campaign sign, Des Moines, Iowa. (Joshua Lott)

Bag’s Take-Away:

I’m always a little concerned when, making fun of oddballs and “outliers” — whether we’re talking Ron Paul or Gaddafi — they come back to bite us. We’ll see on Tuesday.

redelephant12:

A Ron Paul campaign sign, Des Moines, Iowa. (Joshua Lott)

Tags #Ron Paul    #Iowa Caucus    #GOP    #photography    #politics    #photojournalism   

Bag’s Take-Away:
From NYT Pics of the Year:
A great juxtaposition balancing the naturalist painting, the mascot and Newt’s knowing look. It’s as if Gingrich realizes that, despite all the vision and knowledge he has behind him, it’s contaminated by his foolishness.  
And that fact — not lost on the American people — is the true elephant in the room.
(photo credit: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times  caption:  Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, signed books at the Values Voter Summit in Washington in October.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

From NYT Pics of the Year:

A great juxtaposition balancing the naturalist painting, the mascot and Newt’s knowing look. It’s as if Gingrich realizes that, despite all the vision and knowledge he has behind him, it’s contaminated by his foolishness.  

And that fact — not lost on the American people — is the true elephant in the room.

(photo credit: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times caption: Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, signed books at the Values Voter Summit in Washington in October.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
From our man, photographer Jonathan Gibby, in Iowa. Reducing Team Newt to its sparest element, the “Callista Swoosh.” 
redelephant12:

Callista Gingrich, Hiawatha, Iowa. (Jonathan Gibby)

Bag’s Take-Away:

From our man, photographer Jonathan Gibby, in Iowa. Reducing Team Newt to its sparest element, the “Callista Swoosh.” 

redelephant12:

Callista Gingrich, Hiawatha, Iowa. (Jonathan Gibby)

Tags #news    #politics    #Iowa caucus    #election    #GOP    #Callista Gingrich