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Newt Gingrich Brings Campaign, Herman Cain to South Forsyth

Jobs, energy independence message strikes chord with Georgia Republicans on Saturday morning.

Herman Cain was Newt Gingrich's "opening act" at a political rally in south Forsyth County this morning, Feb. 18. The former GOP presidential candidate said he's trying to convince Gingrich to adopt his "9-9-9" plan, but said Newt's own tax plan is the closest to his ideas.

Gingrich for his part said no matter what the "lamestream" media says, it's still anybody's race for the Republican nomination, citing his own and Rick Santorum's successes against Mitt Romney.

The former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives brought his daughter, Jackie Cushman, grandson, Robert, granddaughter, Maggie, and a friend of hers to the stage at South Forsyth High. The crowd started lining up at 7 a.m., surprising the Forsyth GOP organizers a bit. They were forced to turn away many people who drove from other North Georgia counties just to make room for Forsyth County voters who planned to be convention delegates.

Gingrich worked to compare and contrast himself with President Barack Obama, saying the president is "proud Obamacare extends insurance until you are 26. I'd like you to be able to get a job so you can buy your own insurance."

He told this audience that if you go out and look for oil, you'll find enough in the United States to make it energy independent. But he said the current administration works against using those resources.

He said his energy plan will create 1 million high paying jobs, developing the coal, oil natural gas, coal and other resources in the country and keep $500 billion at home. The $16 trillion or more in royalties to the government because the resources are on public lands is greater than the national debt, Gingrich said.

"So if you controlled spending, you have a huge increase in revenue with no tax increase because you now have American oil and American natural gas being developed in America," he said.

Norminha February 18, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Chasing the White House is not the same as chasing a woman.
Pamelia Cataldi February 21, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Norminha , what does your snide personal remark have to do with any solution to any one, of the thousands of problems ,whomever, wins the position of POTUS will be facing? I'm sure you walk on water and have never erred , not even once in your life. As for me , I know people are human and all have sinned so let's move along here and look for someone with some GENUINE solutions to the vast problems we as an AILING Nation now face thanks to apathy and being side tracked by NON ISSUES which you just commented on.

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