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GOP race in a microcosm: Romney fund-raising in NY, Gingrich lectures on brain research

Mitt Romney is fund-raising in New York. Newt Gingrich is talking about brain science research in Iowa. What are the other Republican candidates doing today?

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What are the rest doing? What you’re (conventionally) supposed to be doing - beating the pavement to meet voters.

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  • “Rick Perry is spending the day hosting a town hall meeting in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and appearing in the Iowa towns of Harlan and Denison.”
  • “Ron Paul is visiting the New Hampshire towns of Amherst, Hillsborough and Derry.”

So here we are - an almost entirely gun-shy former frontrunner (although that is changing, or has changed already), an unconventional pollsitter and a slew of candidates trying to do the right thing but not gaining any traction.

The next big event? Tomorrow night’s debate in Iowa, which will bring the candidates together for the penultimate time before the Iowa caucuses. Watch to see if the candidates who have been out and about across the Hawkeye state are keen to criticize those who’ve avoided such peregrinations.

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