The Gingrich special
December 29th, 2011
10:01 AM ET
3 years ago

The Gingrich special

Sioux City, Iowa (CNN)– Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had the option of ordering a sandwich special named after him during his first campaign stop at Sioux City's Coffee Works Thursday.

There were only about 10 people waiting for the presidential candidate, but luckily for the coffee shop, there were as many press – probably more – keeping the baristas busy.

But those who missed Gingrich's morning visit can indulge in "The Newt" sandwich special with "ham (lots of it), American cheese on white bread...price increase on this one!"

The price tag is $7.76– the regular price for the special. Chalk that up to a little Sioux City humor.

Since it's probably a bit on the early side for the sandwich, Gingrich ordered a coffee.


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Straight Shooter

    Shouldn't it contain b-o-l-o-g-n-a?

    December 29, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  2. Zack

    Everything there in that sandwich for a heart-attack.

    December 29, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  3. Ben in MO

    Uh, I get underlining "American" but why "Ham"....and more puzzlingly, why did the restaurant feel a need to underline "white"?

    December 29, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  4. Logic in LA

    A smart candidate would have ordered the sandwich.

    December 29, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  5. GI Joe

    Wonder why those three words were underscored? Hidden message anyone?

    Ham (he's a ham), American (all our president's are), White (go figure).

    December 29, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  6. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Don't waste your money people. Get you a loaf of bread & cheese for 99 cents, some Oscar Meyer ham for about $3 and some mayo for a buck.

    December 29, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  7. v_mag

    Does it contain real American newt, or just some cheezy Chinese imported salamander?

    Bet they don't sell many 'santorum' sandwiches. Yuck.

    December 29, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  8. Just make it up

    And they underlined the word "white" because????

    December 29, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  9. Paul1st

    The deli should also add a ham and cheesecake sandwich and call it the Newt & Callista.

    December 29, 2011 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  10. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    It should be a triple decker sandwich to represent each of his marriages.

    December 29, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  11. Laverne

    First of all, what a boring and simple sandwich! Second, I guess it should have been bologna and lot's of it on day old stale white bread with a slice of a sour pickle!

    December 29, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  12. Fair is Fair

    GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    It should be a triple decker sandwich to represent each of his marriages.
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    I haven't heard such a lame comment since Dutch from Bad Newz was posting here.

    December 29, 2011 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  13. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Fair is Fair

    GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    It should be a triple decker sandwich to represent each of his marriages.
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    I haven't heard such a lame comment since Dutch from Bad Newz was posting here.
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    Haha Fair is Fair. This is Dutch from Bad Newz.

    December 29, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  14. John

    I'm not the first to mention it, but that poster is just outright racist–like something the old KKK would have written. So, why no mention of the controversial aspect of it in this Shepherd reporter? First time I've said this: bad reporting (actually, none), CNN.

    December 29, 2011 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  15. cassie mandrina

    Yo, CNN, blatant racism no longer worth a little comment? WHITE bread. Sure. The stupid man's choice for starch.

    December 29, 2011 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  16. Skitownrefugee

    Let's see – how would I make a nute – I like Laverne's receipt: ...it should have been bologna and lot's of it on day old stale white bread with a slice of a sour pickle! Perfect Laverne!

    December 29, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  17. ThinkAgain

    I hope they all left generous tips! Knowing the Newtster, though, I doubt it!

    December 29, 2011 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  18. ThinkAgain

    "Yo, CNN, blatant racism no longer worth a little comment? WHITE bread."

    I didn't take this as racism; I took it as aptly describing Newtsie as bland, boring and generic. You know, like a musician describing something as "B-flat."

    December 29, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  19. ThinkAgain

    "Uh, I get underlining "American" but why "Ham"...."

    "Ham" as in an entertainer who hams it up, filled with themselves, not realizing what a buffoon they are.

    December 29, 2011 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  20. Fair is Fair

    cassie mandrina

    Yo, CNN, blatant racism no longer worth a little comment? WHITE bread. Sure. The stupid man's choice for starch.
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    When I first saw it, I thought it was a referene to his white hair. But then again, I don't go looking for racial undertones in everything either.

    December 29, 2011 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  21. ThinkAgain

    "And they underlined the word "white" because????"

    White bread – not something interesting and tasty like rye, pumpernickle or whole wheat. You know, boring, plain, run-of-the-mill white bread.

    Jeez, don't you posters here know anything about language and colloquialisms?

    December 29, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  22. Brian

    The underlining of the word "white" is incredibly troubling to me. Even more troubling is the fact that CNN didn't bother to draw any attention to it. This is nothing more than a shot at a black president.

    December 29, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |