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GOP race in a microcosm: Romney fund-raising in NY, Gingrich lectures on brain research

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Democratic National Committee attempts to capitalize on former Massachusetts Governor’s live $10,000 dollar bet offer to Rick Perry by hiring a plane to fly over New York and New Jersey trailing sign reading ‘Bet you 10k Romney’s Out of Touch’.

Let’s just say there aren’t planes soaring over the University of Iowa, where our next candidate is holing up.

What’s Newt Gingrich doing? The candidate “is set to talk about brain science research Wednesday afternoon at the University of Iowa.” Brain science? Seriously? But for Gingrich, doing things like a talk on brain science is really key to the brand, in an odd way - he’s played the smartest, savviest, biggest-brained guy in the room during the entire process. Why stop now? Once you’ve already hit moon mining and child janitors, brain science really isn’t too far afield.   

What are the rest doing? What you’re (conventionally) supposed to be doing - beating the pavement to meet voters.

  • “Rick Perry is spending the day hosting a town hall meeting in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and appearing in the Iowa towns of Harlan and Denison.”
  • “Ron Paul is visiting the New Hampshire towns of Amherst, Hillsborough and Derry.”
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