ALCOA, Tenn. -- You cannot overstate how much of Newt Gingrich's current campaign is shacked up to gas prices. This sign, a natural-looking (but volunteer-made) item that mirrors Newt's own campaign tools.
Voters are easily irritated by inconvenience. Another example: As I worked, before the traveling press's small plane arrived, a voter named Pete Allen sat in the media row to complain about a 45-minute speech delay.
"I work in the service industry," he grumbled. "This kind of thing doesn't fly."