Gingrich: food stamps versus paychecks

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the third potential presidential candidate of 2012 to record messages for the Faith & Freedom Coalition which are being  phoned in to Iowa (and other states), urging conservatives to vote tomorrow.  Here’s the Gingrich script:

“Hello, this is Newt Gingrich, urging you to vote this Tuesday.  This election offers a choice between the Obama/Pelosi/Reid vision of higher taxes, bigger government and more people on food stamps versus our vision of smaller government, lower taxes and jobs with paychecks.

‘We need leaders who understand faith in God and freedom made America great and only a return to those principles will restore us to greatness, so please, go to the polls and work for the candidates who stand for faith and family and freedom. Urge your friends and family to vote, too. 

‘Thank you. God bless you and God bless America.”

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee also recorded messages for the Faith & Freedom Coalition.  The coalition’s Ralph Reed talked about the effort during a banquet speech in Des Moines in early October.  A segment of the Radio Iowa story:

…“We’re going to ring door bells.  We’re going to Facebook our friends. We’re going to Tweet people. We’re going to make phone calls,” says Ralph Reed, a former leader of the Christian Coalition who is heading up the new, national Faith and Family Coalition. “We’re going to do whatever we have to do and we are going to turn out the biggest conservative vote in a midterm election in American history.”

According to Reed, his group has identified over seven million American households that he labels “pro-family” — as the adults in the household hold both “pro-life” and “fiscally conservative” political views.  In Iowa, about a quarter of a million households are listed in the group’s “pro-family” database and Reed says the Faith and Family Coalition will spend $300,000 before Election Day contacting those potential voters in Iowa.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


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