After defeat, Gingrich spells out his presidential vision
Defeated by a significant margin in the Florida primary, an undaunted Newt Gingrich, seeking Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Barack Obama in November, on Wednesday spelled out his presidential vision.Updated: Feb 01, 2012 11:13 IST
Defeated by a significant margin in the Florida primary, an undaunted Newt Gingrich, seeking Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Barack Obama in November, on Wednesday spelled out his presidential vision.
Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, polled less than 32% of the total votes in the Florida primary against Mitt Romney, who won the elections with more than 46 of the total votes, which put the latter as the frontrunner to bag Republican nomination.
Pledging never to give up, Gingrich vowed to continue with his battle in rest of the 46 States, where the Republican presidential election process is yet to be completed.
"We're going to have people power defeat money power in the next six months. You might say, how are we going to do that? Well, the same way that we came back in June and July, and by December, we're ahead in the Gallup poll nationally by 12 or 13 points with no money," he said in his speech after Florida elections.
"It turned out that if you have ideas, and you have solutions, and you're positive, and you can communicate a better future, and you have a history of actually doing something in the past, that the combination begins to reach the American people," he said.
"If Barack Obama gets re-elected, it will be a disaster for the United States of America. Make no bones about it. If he can have a record this bad, unemployment this bad, deficits this bad, policies this bad, gasoline prices this high, and still get re-elected, you can't imagine how radical he'll be in his second term," he said.
"So designing and putting together a people's campaign, not a Republican campaign, not an establishment campaign, not a Wall Street-funded campaign, a people's campaign, and saying to every American of every background and every ethnic group and every community: We have a better future for you and your family," he said.
Gingrich listed out what he will do if elected as the president of the United States.
"I will sign on that day an executive order reinstating Ronald Reagan's Mexico City policy. No US money will go anywhere in the world to pay for abortion, period," he said.
Alleging that the Obama administration has declared war on the Catholic Church and other religious institutions, he said he will sign an executive order repealing every anti-religious act of the Obama administration as of that moment.
Running far short of money as against Romney, Gingrich urged his supporters to use the power of internet, social websites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter and phone calls and even visits, to campaign in his favour.
First Published: Feb 01, 2012 11:12 IST