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Bag’s Take-Away:More visual commentary from Iowa. 1. Rick not so big. 2. Politics: America’s game.
(photo: Getty Images caption: Guests watch a live C-SPAN broadcast as Republican presidential candidate former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) speaks at a town hall meeting in an adjacent room at Legends Bar and Grill December 30, 2011 in Marshalltown, Iowa. The GOP presidential contenders are crisscrossing Iowa in the final stretch of campaigning before the January 3rd caucus, the first test the candidates must face before becoming the Republican presidential nominee.)
Bag’s Take-Away:What does this bumper sticker mean now? Killing Osama didn’t kill the meme, apparently.
A Bag reader asks if we picked up on the color schemes in the one-shots of Mitt and Newt last night. Maybe just a coincidence with the ties and all, but it sure looks like Mitt (also positioned left-center against the blue field) was the more centrist with red meat Newt out there working the base.
h/t: Matt K.
(photo:Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images caption: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) while former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich looks on during the ABC News GOP Presidential debate on the campus of Drake University on December 10, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Rivals were expected to target front runner Gingrich in the debate hosted by ABC News, Yahoo News, WOI-TV, The Des Moines Register and the Iowa GOP.)