GINGRICH GASSING UP
No matter what his chances on Super Tuesday, Newt Gingrich is fierce. He’s launched a 30-second campaign ad in five primary states touting his plan for $2.50 per gallon gas by increasing domestic production and cutting regulatory red tape. Meanwhile, Herman Cain, J.C. Watts and daughter Jackie Gingrich Cushman embark on a “$2.50 Gas Tour” in Oklahoma to support the message on Monday, with stops in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Midwest City.
“We’ve completely overregulated ourselves, and our dependency on foreign oil is problematic. A lot of conservative voters will quickly identify with this message,” former Oklahoma Republican Party state director Chad Alexander tells Inside the Beltway.
Mr. Gingrich himself is currently campaigning in Tennessee, will roar through Alabama on Tuesday, then settle in to await the returns in Atlanta by evening. In a post-primary world, he and wife Callista return to Alabama on Wednesday, then on to Mississippi and Kansas at week’s end.