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Scenes from a book tour gone horribly awry. So, who’s in charge? 
via  DayLife
(credit:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News caption:  FREDERICK, MD - APRIL 02: Ten-year-old James McKane of Frederick (C) watches as Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) (R) and his wife Callista Gingrich sign McKane’s copies of ‘The Battle of the Crater’ during a campaign event at The Frederick Motor Company, a Ford auto dealership, April 2, 2012 in Frederick, Maryland. Maryland will hold one of three primaries in the nation Tuesday. After acknowledging it is impossible for him to win the GOP presidential nomination outright, Gingrich has vowed to stay in the presidential race even after firing a third of his campaign staff last week, taking the fight to the party convention.) 
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Scenes from a book tour gone horribly awry. So, who’s in charge?

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(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News caption: FREDERICK, MD - APRIL 02: Ten-year-old James McKane of Frederick (C) watches as Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) (R) and his wife Callista Gingrich sign McKane’s copies of ‘The Battle of the Crater’ during a campaign event at The Frederick Motor Company, a Ford auto dealership, April 2, 2012 in Frederick, Maryland. Maryland will hold one of three primaries in the nation Tuesday. After acknowledging it is impossible for him to win the GOP presidential nomination outright, Gingrich has vowed to stay in the presidential race even after firing a third of his campaign staff last week, taking the fight to the party convention.)

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 In this New York Times collage, Ron Paul and the Baptists are paired with nihilism at a Santorum rally. GOP contest defies meaning. 
via The New York Times
(photo credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times caption:  A variety of allegiances were on display as Mr. Santorum spoke at the “Rally for Rick” at Herrin High School.)
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In this New York Times collage, Ron Paul and the Baptists are paired with nihilism at a Santorum rally. GOP contest defies meaning.

via The New York Times

(photo credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times caption: A variety of allegiances were on display as Mr. Santorum spoke at the “Rally for Rick” at Herrin High School.)

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The New York Times captures Rock Star Mitt in a very small box. 
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(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.

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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What’s with the Santorum-is-actually-10-years-younger-than-you-think-he-is business? 
via The Charlotte Observer
(photo credit: Charlie Riedel/AP Photo caption:  A vendor sells buttons of Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Friday, March 16, 2012, at a rally in Osage Beach, Mo.)
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What’s with the Santorum-is-actually-10-years-younger-than-you-think-he-is business?

via The Charlotte Observer

(photo credit: Charlie Riedel/AP Photo caption: A vendor sells buttons of Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Friday, March 16, 2012, at a rally in Osage Beach, Mo.)

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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.
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(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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On his knees, stained and prayin’. Yes, Santorum’s on a mission.
via The New York Times
(photo credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times caption:  A supporter of Mr. Santorum prayed as they waited for him to appear in Lafayette, La. The outcome of the Alabama and Mississippi primaries strengthened Mr. Santorum’s argument that he should emerge as the final competitor to Mr. Romney)
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On his knees, stained and prayin’. Yes, Santorum’s on a mission.

via The New York Times

(photo credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times caption: A supporter of Mr. Santorum prayed as they waited for him to appear in Lafayette, La. The outcome of the Alabama and Mississippi primaries strengthened Mr. Santorum’s argument that he should emerge as the final competitor to Mr. Romney)

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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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Except for some shit-stirrin’, Newt’s pushing up tulips. 
via The Charlotte Observer
(photo credit: David Goldman/AP Photos  caption:  The tour bus of Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich waits for his return outside a campaign event, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Vestavia Hills, Ala.)
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Except for some shit-stirrin’, Newt’s pushing up tulips.

via The Charlotte Observer

(photo credit: David Goldman/AP Photos caption: The tour bus of Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich waits for his return outside a campaign event, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Vestavia Hills, 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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