Primary Day Already a Disaster for Newt Gingrich

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich prepares to address the Republican National Committee's State Chairman's meeting on May 11, 2010 in National Harbor, Maryland.
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 27: Speaker of the US House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, (L), is assisted by Jack Hanna (R), director of the Columbus, Ohio, zoo, while holding a two-month-old Bengal tiger during a visit by Hanna to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC 27 June. Hanna brought several animals for the visit, including a boa constrictor and a red-tailed hawk. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read RICHARD ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Even though his continued presence in the GOP race is clearly just an excuse to visit zoos around the country on Sheldon Adelson's dime, a planned Gingrich campaign stop at the Birmingham Zoo today has been canceled "as a precaution after reviewing weather reports," according to a Gingrich press release.