Strange Land: It’s 9:58am on Monday, November 28th. My limited math skills show that makes 5 weeks and a day until the Iowa Caucuses, a make or break night for several of the Republican presidential candidates (candidates, you know who you are). Yet, I only know of one candidate with travel plans for the state this week. Newt Gingrich, fresh off his endorsement from the Manchester Union-Leader (New Hampshire’s Manchester. Iowa’s town of the same name has the Manchester Press), speaks before the Polk County Republicans’ Annual Republican Victory Dinner in Johnston Thursday night.
Michele Bachmann chose to do a book tour in the campaign’s final weeks, instead of traditional campaigning. But that ended yesterday. So enjoy Iowa, Mr. Speaker. It looks like you have it all to yourself.