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January 8, 2012

What’s the Difference Between Campaign ‘12 and a Ham Sandwich?: Photographer M. Scott Brauer in New Hampshire

Photographer M. Scott Brauer is on the ground in New Hampshire for BagNews. We will be posting his images through the primary.

We usually don’t go in for pure ridicule, but this shot was hard to overlook, what with Newt’s boys looking like G-Men and presenting in front of an RNC banner at the same Gingrich’s “shred-the-Mitt” scorched earth tactics further undermines the Republican brand. And then, given this weak field of candidates we’ve all been subjected to (and stand to further endure), this photo not only offers necessary comic relief before the “first in the nation” primary on Tuesday, but cries out for comparison to the line Walter Mondale laid on Gary Hart back in ‘84: “Where’s the beef?”

(caption: Members of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s security detail eat lunch while waiting for Gingrich to finish a radio interview at the Northern Grafton County Republican Committee offices in Littleton, New Hampshire. Gingrich is seeking the 2012 Republican nomination for president.)

See: the rest of this series at BagNews New Hampshire 2012, and our full Campaign ‘12 coverage here.

PHOTOGRAPH by M. Scott Brauer

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About the Photographer

M. Scott Brauer

M. Scott Brauer was born 1982, Landstuhl, Germany, to American parents. Grew up in various locations in the US, but Montana is home. Currently based in Boston, Massachusetts. Graduated with honors from the University of Washington with dual degrees in philosophy and Russian literature and language in 2005. Interned at Black Star and VII New York in 2005. Worked for daily newspapers in 2006 and 2007: the Northwest Herald in suburban Chicago, and the Flint Journal in Flint, Michigan. Moved to China in 2007. Represented by Invision Images, Aurora Select, and On Asia. Clients and publications include: The New York Times, Fader magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Time Asia, That’s Shanghai, Epsilon (Greece), Vision magazine (China), Lufthansa, Bosch, Amity Foundation, Pfrang Association, Colorlines, World Magazine, Map Magazine (China), AM New York, and XAOC magazine. See more of Scott's work for BagNews here .

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