Newt Gingrich’s Twin Campaigns
A presidential run is combined with a beautiful tour of America.
There is Newt and Callista’s Excellent Adventure, an upbeat and defiantly unconventional bid that is as much a bon vivant’s American tour as it is a White House run: guided tours of zoos and museums, Friday lunch at New Orleans’ Galatoire’s and detours off the trail to take in Washington’s early-blooming cherry blossoms and a long French dinner in Adams-Morgan…
A lifelong animal lover, the former speaker has been scheduling more time at zoos. He toured the renowned San Diego Zoo in mid-February, going behind the scenes to look at pandas, and was slated to hit the Birmingham Zoo on primary day last week in Alabama until it got rained out.
Gingrich was not to be denied Friday in New Orleans, though, where he checked out the flamingos, petted an elephant and got roared at by animatronic dinosaurs at Audubon Park.