American Dispatch: On The Campaign Trail With Romney

By FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern, traveling with the Romney campaign

“It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.” – Rod Serling

No, this is not the Twilight Zone, itís the campaign trail in the final two week sprint of a marathon that started almost as quickly as the calendar turned from November 2008.

As soon as the final presidential debate ended late Monday night, I was driving (perhaps a touch over the posted speed limit) north on I-95 to return a rental car. It was then a cab ride back south on I-95 to a hotel in Delray, Florida to catch a pre-dawn bus to Palm Beach International.

Waiting on the tarmac, a press charter airplane to fly us nearly clear across the country bound for Las Vegas. It was the start of my week with the Romney campaign. I was exhausted.

Life on a campaign quickly becomes a routine.

Take off, eat, land, board a bus, eat, arrive at rally, report on rally, eat, talk to voters, eat, board the bus, take off, eat, land, eat.


What changes? The†scenery.

Sightseeing consists of breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon from 30,000 feet or the snow capped Sierra Nevada mountains on final approach to Reno.

There are sunsets in Ohio and Iowa youíll swear were airbrushed and a sunrise along coastal Florida bested only by the sea breeze it accompanies.

Yes, like the Twilight Zone, time and space appear infinite on the campaign trail.

But at least youíll eat well.

LISTEN to FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern reporting from the road with the Romney campaign: