Newt barely present in Nevada

It is going to be a Romney slam dunk in today's Nevada caucuses - probably. Unless Ron Paul can pull a rabbit out of his hat, the large and politically active Mormon population in Nevada should be enough to bring Romney an easy victory.

What about Newt? Politico:

Gingrich's Nevada operation can be understood by a glance at his state campaign headquarters.

On the side of busy Highway 95 sits a plain white office building that is home to a real estate business and a law firm. There are no "Gingrich 2012" signs, no banner hanging over the door.

A path of white paper signs with red arrows directing visitors to the Gingrich headquarters leads to a CPA office and back through a labyrinth of offices.

There are no yard signs leaning against the wall, no boxes of pamphlets or bumper stickers to be distributed. On a Thursday afternoon, two days before the caucuses, the offices are empty.

Bob Seale, a Gingrich supporter and a partner at the Seale and Beers firm from which the campaign is renting the office, said the campaign rented space in the building after Gingrich's Jan. 21 win in South Carolina.

Volunteers set up camp in a hotel conference room in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, connecting 25 phones to reach out to Nevada voters. But by Thursday, a scheduling conflict had moved them into a one-bedroom suite on the third floor.

Only three phones remain plugged in and a handful of volunteers casually punched away at the dials.

Gingrich has even less of an organization in two states that will caucus on Tuesday - Colorado and Minnesota. Missouri is holding a beauty contest primary also on Tuesday where no delegates are at stake - but Gingrich isn't even on the ballot.

And this is the candidate who is in it until the convention? Strange way of showing it.




It is going to be a Romney slam dunk in today's Nevada caucuses - probably. Unless Ron Paul can pull a rabbit out of his hat, the large and politically active Mormon population in Nevada should be enough to bring Romney an easy victory.

What about Newt? Politico:

Gingrich's Nevada operation can be understood by a glance at his state campaign headquarters.

On the side of busy Highway 95 sits a plain white office building that is home to a real estate business and a law firm. There are no "Gingrich 2012" signs, no banner hanging over the door.

A path of white paper signs with red arrows directing visitors to the Gingrich headquarters leads to a CPA office and back through a labyrinth of offices.

There are no yard signs leaning against the wall, no boxes of pamphlets or bumper stickers to be distributed. On a Thursday afternoon, two days before the caucuses, the offices are empty.

Bob Seale, a Gingrich supporter and a partner at the Seale and Beers firm from which the campaign is renting the office, said the campaign rented space in the building after Gingrich's Jan. 21 win in South Carolina.

Volunteers set up camp in a hotel conference room in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, connecting 25 phones to reach out to Nevada voters. But by Thursday, a scheduling conflict had moved them into a one-bedroom suite on the third floor.

Only three phones remain plugged in and a handful of volunteers casually punched away at the dials.

Gingrich has even less of an organization in two states that will caucus on Tuesday - Colorado and Minnesota. Missouri is holding a beauty contest primary also on Tuesday where no delegates are at stake - but Gingrich isn't even on the ballot.

And this is the candidate who is in it until the convention? Strange way of showing it.




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