Gingrich kicks off Iowa bus tour
December 27th, 2011
01:47 PM ET
11 years ago

Gingrich kicks off Iowa bus tour

Dubuque, Iowa (CNN) - Newt Gingrich will be crisscrossing Iowa over the next eight days in a bus wrapped in patriotic colors and a large headshot next to his "Newt2012" logo.

The former House speaker is one of five major Republican presidential candidates campaigning in the Hawkeye state leading up to the Jan. 3 caucuses, the first contest in the race for the GOP nomination.

Gingrich, who has lost his frontrunner status in the latest polls of likely Iowa GOP caucus-goers since his last visit nearly a week ago, is expected to visit more than 20 cities across the Hawkeye state.

Gingrich kicks off his "Iowa Jobs and Prosperity Tour" Tuesday in the northwest border city of Dubuque. Every stop appears to be meet and greet-type visits but the former speaker makes informal remarks and takes questions at most campaign stops.

Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (21 Responses)

    Is that a canadian bus?

    December 27, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  2. Clwyd

    What a Loser! Just check out Time Magazines 1998 cover called "The Loser" and a picture of Newt on the front page!

    December 27, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  3. Thomas

    Where was that bus made ? Is there any foreign parts ?

    December 27, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  4. diridi

    Folks of Iowa, do not be lured by these GOP idiots. o.k, Look, how expensive they are fighting to ruin this economy. Economy is getting better....o.k, These animals do not accept. No more GOP idiots. Vote all the congress out of office in next election, god bless... GOP stand for Corporate greed, Oil companies, Rich, Foreign Cheap labor, sending jobs overseas...o.k,

    December 27, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  5. Kenny

    He's going around giving out free divorce advice. As House Speaker he shut down the government. He also touts that he's good at shutting down marriages.

    December 27, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  6. SaintM

    "Iowa jobs and prosperity tour" Not US Jobs and prosperity tour. What a panderous jacka$$. Newt2012 doesn't sound that much better. He is a bloated pig trying to quicken himself on this tour, but he will fail.

    December 27, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    Good Riddance. Oner more DINO down. Now we can concentrate on electing a Progressive to the seat.

    December 27, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  8. AllenA

    GOOD RIDDANCE!! One more DINO (Democrat In name Only) Senator gone! Now, Democrats and Progressives can concentrate on fielding a more Progressive candidate for that seat. Even if we lose, and that's a big IF, at least we'll have Progressive Senators who would vote for the Progressive agenda.

    December 27, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  9. Peace

    What a wastage of time, money, burning fuel and polluting the air!

    December 27, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    from the article:

    Every stop appears to be meet and greet-type visits but the former speaker makes informal remarks and takes questions at most campaign stops.
    Good. More opportunities for Mr. Gingrich to think aloud on camera. Complete implosion shouldn't be long now. While it may sound that I am rooting against Newt, I am actually rooting for some more hubris like; "right wing social engineering".

    December 27, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  11. realitybites

    Oh no there must be some kind of typo, CNN. I think you meant to say "Iowa Jobs and Poverty Magical Mystery BS Tour".

    December 27, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  12. Sorensen

    The old adulterer "catholic"s fat face does not help that bus very much!!

    December 27, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  13. catwill

    It is too late for the bus tour Newt take the bus back to VA NOW!

    December 27, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  14. JC

    Nice it Canadian?? Oh wait, the point of assembly only matters if it can be used to bash President Obama. How can any conservative, evangelical republican support a serial cheater and insurance mandate supporter without any feeling of being a partisan hypocrite?

    December 27, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  15. lagunalad

    Why is there a picture of a bloated asian lady on the side of his bus?

    December 27, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  16. getu

    In GROVER NORQUIST we trust. GOP/Tea Bags

    December 27, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    Oh good. Mr. Gingrich gets to go around Iowa again explaining how $60,000 per speech is nothing to him. He gets to explain what happened to the rest of the $1.6 million from Freddie Mac after his $300,000 was deducted. Newt gets to explain why he waited so long (after Obama announced the floor plans for the ACA) to decide that he was against health insurance mandates. Mr. Gingrich can explain his personal life and failures to Iowa voters, too. Hawkeye minds want to know.

    December 27, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  18. maine liberal

    Then with a Republican President and House the country will be able to finally recover and move forward.

    just like the 8 years of bush .. all republican all the time. take off the blinders

    December 27, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    We need to see the birth certificate for that bus!

    December 27, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  20. GI Joe

    Can't he read? He has already lost.

    In fact, he lost a long time ago. Give Freddie Mac back the $1.6 million and take your bleach-blond wife on another cruise. Just get out of the way.

    December 27, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  21. maine liberal

    nelson sided more with middle republicans than democrats, compare his voting record to snowe (me) and collins (me)

    December 27, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |