Sunday, April 8, 2012

How We Roll

In honor of all the republican presidential hopefuls, and inspired by a NY Times article that I saw a while back on how the different candidates travel, I thought I would share how we travel.

This article is somewhat outdated now, but still good for a laugh...haha.

So, here is a link to the article which I have tried to post below...but is really too wide to work well here on the blog.

How the Candidates Roll

While the G.O.P. hopefuls are all making their final tours around early voting states, their modes of travel — and their entourages — vary widely.

Newt Gingrich, who had done little
on-the-ground campaigning until
recently, kicked off an Iowa bus tour
on Tuesday.
Advance personnel (usually two of a six man team attend events).
Personal aides, press spokesman, senior Iowa adviser
Wife, Callista
Voter ID team
Press bus
Campaign bus
Rick Santorum has made hundreds of
stops in Iowa and was the first candidate
to visit all 99 counties in the state. He
sometimes travels alone, but often with
just one press aide.
Press aide
Dodge Ram pickup
Rick Perry is also on a bus tour
through Iowa. The slogan on his bus,
which four months ago read “Get
America Working Again,” now reads
“Faith, Jobs and Freedom.”
Press aides and other staff
Personal aide, security, advance staff
Wife, Anita
Press bus
Campaign bus
Mitt Romney spent most of the
week before Christmas touring New
Hampshire and arrived Tuesday in
Iowa, where he is making an
aggressive push.
Average of four aides, including a strategist and press staff
One to three advance staffers
Some of his five sons
Wife, Ann
Personal aide, security guard
Has used a 30-seat charter plane for staff and press
Campaign bus
Ron Paul has been splitting his time
between New Hampshire and Iowa,
where recent polls suggest he is a
front-runner. He arrived in the state
on Wednesday and is focusing his
efforts in more highly populated areas.
Three Iowa chairmen
Personal aide, bodyguard, press secretary
Caravan or SUV
Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the only
candidate not campaigning in Iowa,
kicked off a tour Wednesday of all
10 of New Hampshire’s counties.
He plans to stay in the state until its
Jan. 10 primary.
Press secretary and other aides
Some of his five daughters and a son-in-law
Mary Kaye
Rented SUV
Michele Bachmann has spent more
time in Iowa than most of the other
candidates, and in a final push ahead
of the caucuses, she is wrapping up a
“99-county” tour of the state, making
as many as 10 stops each day.
Videographers, social media team, advance personnel
Iowa chairmen
Assistant, campaign manager, strategist, spokeswoman and dog
Husband, Marcus, or children
Campaign bus

...and, here is how we roll.

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