“My attitude is — enough,” Gingrich said.
Shortly after his wife, Callista Gingrich, introduced him, the candidate started pointing out the many children who had come to the rally with their parents.
“I want to talk about their future and I want to talk about the kind of decisions we have to make, and the primary next Tuesday is very, very important,” Gingrich said. “We need your help and I think we have a real chance to win and win decisively.”
Gingrich talked about the first series of primaries and the fact that Mitt Romney had spent millions of dollars on negative ads.
“He could wound us, but he couldn’t kill us,” Gingrich said.
The former U.S. Speaker of the House spent the bulk of his 31-minute speech at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport addressing energy independence, discussing his American energy plan designed to get the cost of gasoline in the U.S. down to between $2 and $2.50 a gallon.
“When I was speaker of the House, gasoline was $1.13 a gallon, when Obama was sworn in gasoline was $1.89 a gallon, all we’re trying to do is get back to a pre-Obama world,” Gingrich said to loud applause.
Gingrich said if the U.S. decides to maximize its production of oil and gas the country would be the largest oil producer in the world before the end of the decade.
Gingrich also detailed his tax program, which includes zero capital gains tax and a 12.5 percent corporate tax rate. His plan would eliminate the death tax permanently, and create for the individual a 15-percent flat tax alternative.
The Republican said the Obama administration was so pro-Islamic, “that it can’t even tell the truth about people who are trying to kill us.”
Gingrich also assailed President Obama for his series of apologies to leaders of the Islamic world, and said that he would reassess every element of the U.S. relationship with the Islamic world.
“He (President Obama) rushes to apologize to Afghans while he is waging war on the Catholic Church in the United States. This is an anti-religious administration at home, which apologizes to another religion overseas, and that’s about as one-sided and wrong as you can possibly be.”
Gingrich called Obama the weakest president in modern times and said that leaders in the Islamic world sense it and are bullying the current administration.
“It’s fine if they want to bully Barack Obama, but it is wrong for the United States of America to put up with that,” Gingrich said.
“How fast can we turn it around?” Gingrich asked rhetorically. “I believe the economy will start to recover late on election night.”