Newt = $2.50

Newt = $2.50

Newt = $2.50

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
March 5 2012 4:32 PM

Newt = $2.50

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.

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Witness:

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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."

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.