Indiana Rep. Dan Burton said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the only GOP presidential candidate who can go toe-to-toe with President Barack Obama and turn the country away from the president’s socialist path.
Burton, who made the comments while endorsing Gingrich at the speaker’s Latin American foreign policy speech at Florida International University in Miami-Dade County, told the audience that “we cannot stand four more years of president Obama.”
“He is a socialist,” Burton said. “He is taking this country down the socialist path and we have to change it or America will be changed forever, in the wrong way.”
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Burton made it clear that Gingrich is what the country and the Republican Party need.
“We need a fighter, someone who will go toe-to- toe with Obama and take him down, and Newt Gingrich is the best debater I know and in a face-to- face with [Gingrich], Obama will have no chance,” he said.
“If you look at these other candidates, they may have good looks, they may have good credentials but we need right now somebody who will take it right to Obama on all of the issues and get elected president to get this country back on track.”
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