Tags: | Newt Gingrich | moon | colony | debt

Gingrich: I Won't Abandon Big Ideas

Friday, 16 Mar 2012 11:45 AM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says he will go back to his emphasis on big ideas, despite the snickering some of those ideas received from his competitors and other critics. The former House speaker particularly drew heat for his idea of colonizing the moon.

Gingrich’s shift represents a return to basics after a string of primary defeats, most notably Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi, two states he was counting on to revive his candidacy, Politico reports.

In a campaign appearance in Illinois Thursday, Gingrich trumpeted his space ideas, discussed brain research, and offered tales of history, including the Wright brothers, Abraham Lincoln, and the Transcontinental Railroad.

“What you’ll see is a much clearer definition of a visionary conservative as compared to the more traditional Romney/Santorum conservatism,” he said. “We need a visionary leader with very big and bold ideas. This is a very big, very bold country.”

Gingrich acknowledged mistakes in his campaign. “We should have figured out some way to have transcended the attacks and stayed aggressively positive,” he said.

“We’re going to go back to what we did at the first attack, big ideas on brain science, on space, paying off the national debt with gas royalties. These are big concepts. And my opponents can ridicule them, as they did on space, but I think the country’s not going to ridicule them.”


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Poll: Americans Don't Want Shutdown Over Amnesty

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 13:15 PM

Americans may disagree over President Barack Obama's unilateral executive action on amnesty for illegal aliens, but they . . .

Under McConnell, Senate Will No Longer Have Fridays Off

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 12:04 PM

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell may not be able to fulfill all the promises made during the campaign, but as the incoming  . . .

Ted Cruz Impresses NYC's Jewish Donors in Whirlwind Stopover

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 11:11 AM

Sen. Ted Cruz is in New York City paying visits to some of the nation's most powerful Jewish leaders , including a priva . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved