During an appearance at a town hall event for Iowa moms, Newt Gingrich got tearful when asked a question about his mother. This event took place at Java Joe's Coffee House in Des Moines. The event was organized by the group CafeMom - a bipartisan online group. Their "Moms Matter 2012" initiative is intended to get more mothers involved in politics this campaign season. The former House speaker was joined by his wife Callista, and the discussion was moderated by GOP pollster Frank Luntz..
The organizers said that more than 100 Iowa moms responded to an invitation to meet with Mr. Gingrich.