Gingrich Address to NFRA Convention
October 29, 2011Des Moines, Iowa
I'm Newt Gingrich and I want to thank you for allowing me to spend a few minutes with you at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies.
I can't imagine a more important election than 2012. I think it's the most important election since 1860.
And you have a key role to play in getting out the message of a strong conservatism to replace President Obama and the damage he's been doing to America.
As you know, President Obama has been the most successful food stamp president in American history. More Americans have lost their jobs and ended up on food stamps under President Obama than anyone in the history of that program. In fact, you have to go back to the Great Depression to see the level of economic damage that President Obama's been able to do to America through his class warfare and his commitment to bureaucratic socialism.
It is vital that we bring everyone in America the opportunity to have a paycheck instead of a food stamp, the opportunity to be part of a growing economy instead of a stagnant economy, the opportunity to apply the right principles to balance the budget, return power back home, enforce the tenth amendment, and do the things we need to do to get America back on the right track.
As you know, that means winning the argument, that means developing new and better solutions; and what you're doing, getting together, talking these things through, beginning to work on the key arguments for 2012, is very, very important.
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We're not going to beat President Obama with money: he's going to use the power of the White House to raise over a billion dollars. Which tells you how much trouble he's in, because he knows in a fair fight, he would just get wiped out.
So he's just going to try to buy the election. But we can do better.
Volunteers can beat money. Activists can beat Wall Street donors. And the fact is, you and I, working together, can carry the argument to the American people.
But I want to go a step further. As your nominee, I will challenge President Obama to seven Lincoln-Douglas style three-hour debates with a time-keeper but no moderator. In fact, to give him a fair chance he can use—if he wants to—he can go ahead and use a teleprompter. Because, after all, if you had to defend Obamacare in a three hour debate wouldn't you want something to help you through it?
But the fact is, ultimately, he's going to agree to debate, and the reason is simple: I don't believe he can run and hide. The damage he's done to the American economy, the number of Americans who are unemployed because of his policies, the amount of debt he's piled up on our children and grandchildren: he has a lot to answer for.
With your help, I'm going to make sure that he does get a chance to answer for it. With your help we're gonna carry these issues to every American in every neighborhood. And I believe together that we can win one of the greatest victories in American history.
So I look forward very much to working with you, I hope you have a great meeting, and I hope you'll get totally involved in getting America back on the right track again.
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