This is the fifth post in our series, The Picture from Iowa, 2012 based on photos and on-the-ground conversations with photographer Brendan Hoffman leading up to the Ames Straw Poll, combined with analysis by The Bag.
With all the bad stuff in the air right down, we thought you could use a more featherweight look at the Iowa scramble as we count down to Saturday’s Ames Straw Poll. The Gingrich couple having descended into self-parody, notice how Callista, the “alpha bird” in the relationship, looks a lot less like a Newt clone now than she does the Team United mascot — just a weird coincidence, or a graphic designer’s revenge? — and (in her dreams) America’s national good luck charm.
Follow all the posts in this series at: The Picture from Iowa, 2012.
(caption: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista Gingrich introduce the movie A City Upon A Hill, which is hosted by the two of them, at a screening on Friday, April 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. )