Photo of the Day: Gingrich Pulls Out the Big Guns—Literally

More

When the former Speaker dropped by a World War II museum in New Hampshire, at least one veteran was decked out to support him.

gingrichtank.banner.reuters.jpg

The contest for the presidential nomination is often described as a battle, but that's typically figurative language. Has Newt Gingrich, desperate to stop Mitt Romney's momentum before it's too late, snapped and resorted to actual, literal warfare?

Luckily, no -- but one might be forgiven for being confused by this scene at the Wright Museum, a World War II historical collection in Wolfeboro, N.H. The museum's facade features an M3A1 Stuart tank crashing through the wall (see a photo without political decoration here). The war machine was decorated with Gingrich signs for an appearance by the former Speaker on Saturday. Gingrich, a renowned history buff, recently compared his failure to get on the Virginia ballot to Pearl Harbor. History may or may not be on his side, but historical artifacts were, at least for a day.

Image: Eric Thayer / Reuters

Jump to comments
Presented by

David A. Graham

David Graham is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics Channel. He previously reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?

In a series of candid video interviews, women talk about self-image, self-judgment, and what it means to love their bodies


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

Video

What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

Video

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

Video

Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In