BOWLING, BRATS, BURGERS
Don’t get poll fatigue just yet: The Republican presidential primary season stretches ahead with eight more primaries until the big finale in Utah on June 26. In the more immediate future, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Wisconsin are next at bat, on Tuesday.
The hopefuls continue their quest in the next 48 hours. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are in Wisconsin at multiple stops, some with distinct local charm.
Mr. Santorum, for instance, will drop in at Dale’s Lanes for a fish fry and bowling in Weston, along with Loopy’s Grill and Saloon in Chippewa Falls, where the specialties include the half-pound Kaboom Burger topped with roast beef, ham, fried onions, bacon, lettuce, tomato and cheese. And while there has been much noise from the “Why don’t you drop out?” crowd, Mr. Gingrich will attend a Green Bay Brats and Beer rally in Oshkosh, among other things.
Things transform into standard presidential campaign territory Saturday when all three men appear at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s presidential kickoff forum. Organizers expect an audience of about 1,000 grass-roots activists and pastors, plus invited speakers who also include Gov. Scott Walker; Sen. Ron Johnson; Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch; Reps. Paul Ryan, Sean P. Duffy, F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Thomas E. Petri and Reid J. Ribble.
And where’s Rep. Ron Paul? Conferring with strategists and family, perhaps, but definitely still in the race. His most recent event was in Wisconsin on Thursday; his next event will be a fundraising luncheon in San Francisco next Thursday.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will speak Saturday at a Faith & Freedom Coalition forum attended by presidential candidates.