Gingrich predicts 2012 win over Obama's 'Chicago-style' campaign
May 13th, 2011
12:24 PM ET
11 years ago

Gingrich predicts 2012 win over Obama's 'Chicago-style' campaign

Washington (CNN) – Newt Gingrich called President Obama "the most successful food stamp president in history" Friday in a speech focused on the nation's economic problems and impending 2012 campaign.

In his first address since announcing a bid for the White House, the former House Speaker said three quarters of the American people will agree with his campaign message and those who disagree will lose.

Gingrich said he will run ads highlighting the high unemployment rate and size of the national debt while Obama runs a "Chicago style" campaign to "coerce" money out of the American people and convince them of a "phony reality."

"(Obama) is the most successful food stamp president in history," Gingrich said, before adding that "people prefer pay checks to food stamps ... they'd rather be successful."

Gingrich, speaking at the Washington Conference with Laffer Associates, said lowering the unemployment rate is necessary to bring down the deficit, pillars of his economic plan that also include strengthening the dollar by reforming the Federal Reserve, extending tax relief, reforming entitlements and instituting an American energy policy.

He pointed specifically to the changes agreed upon while he was the top Republican in Congress, including reforms to Medicare and Social Security.

It is his track record and his ideals that leave him optimistic about the next campaign, even prompting him to tell the audience to start writing their memoirs, tracking what they "did before the revolution."

The former Georgia congressman said his campaign theme will be that the "right policies lead to the right future" and even though they don't know it yet, the Democrats' "wrong policies will lose the future."

"This will be the happiest, most positive, most fun campaign of my lifetime," Gingrich said.

Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • President Obama
soundoff (91 Responses)
  1. nancyke

    Just think, we could have a FLOTUS who's a Judy Jetson lookalike!!

    May 13, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  2. Evan

    I will tell you all what's scary. You morons are so in the bag for Obama you don't even see the horrible situation our country is in. What has your "savior" done for you?

    May 13, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  3. Kathy

    Gee Newt, you look like you eat about 3 families ration of food stamps every day! He is a philandering letch!!

    May 13, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  4. cheryl

    If this country moves any more to the right, it will look like the Third Reich. Gingrich is a dangerous demagogue and hate monger who should retire and write more books imagining that the South won the Civil War. Had to repost this one!!!

    May 13, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  5. GunnyJ

    Newt you are somewhere, but not in our reality....

    May 13, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  6. Ike

    Newt, the poster boy for hypocrisy wants to be president? Bless his heart. He's got about as much chance of being elected president as Charlie Manson does.

    May 13, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  7. CarolO

    My gawd. Can we p-l-e-a-s-­e have just one more republican candidate that claims we are Un-America­n, Communist, Socialist, Neo-Nazi good-for-n­othing American Citizens?

    John Edwards had an affair while his wife had cancer but stuck with her and held her hand to the very end. He was ruined politicall­y and socially. Now we have Newt who had at least one affair when his wife was ill with cancer, asked her for a divorce while she was recovering­, married his third wife and he gets a Presidenta­l nomination­? pppptttttf­ffff

    May 13, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  8. GetALife

    I don't understand how you people are so blinded by Obama. It wasn't entirely Bush's fault. Presidents don't pass legislation. Your wonderful senator Obama was right creating all the mess along side Mr. Bush.

    May 13, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  9. a in austin

    What a slap in the face for those of us struggling to make ends meet! We aren't all rich and the majority of those on food stamps wish they could even find employment. WHERE ARE THE JOBS???

    May 13, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  10. cheryl

    Reupblicans spending all their time on stopped Our President instead of worring about America. We can do so much worst..elect one of them FOOLS!!!!!

    May 13, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  11. aaron in MN

    Isn't it funny that food stamps actually stimuluate the economy? Moody's Analytical says that for every $1 the government spends on food stamps it creates $1.57 in economic activity. And isn't it funny that the religious man Newt uses foot stamps as a political wedge when they help out the poor and the least of us? Upside down is up and left is right in Newt's world.

    May 13, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  12. Politicians are Angels and Teachers are now Devils according to the gospel of GOP Tea Party

    this fat bulb Newt thinks so highly of himself....let's see if your many divorces & marriages will stand the test of time!!!

    May 13, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  13. Patty

    AMEN!! Thank U posters all of you got it right!!!!

    May 13, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  14. NameJdb

    All the confidence America will never elect this creep.

    May 13, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  15. Anthony

    Republicans are the greatest creators of the food stamp economy in history. Either you are wealthy to begin with, in which case you will get your tax cuts, or you are screwed. Of course, Republicans want to take away the food stamps too.

    May 13, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  16. Beverly - NYC

    "Phony Reality", like the Bush administration telling American's they kept us safe. Or your affairs are as a result of working hard. Tell yourself whatever you need to sleep at night Newt.

    May 13, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
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