Newt Gingrich @ Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition event

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was the second prospective presidential candidate to speak at this evening’s Iowa Faith & Freedom event in Waukee, Iowa. (Listen to his speech.)

“Let me be totally candid.  I just said to Herman Cain, I’m stealing as much of that as I can, but not this evening,” Gingrich said to begin.  “…Like Herman I’m a grandfather & come at this with a little more wisdom than I had a while back.”

Gingrich said it was time to start a “dialogue” about America’s future, a dialogue that “may be as central to our future as the conversations in the 1850s that led to the election of Lincoln in the 1860s.”

Gingrich focused on the courts and judges who are “so fundamentally out of touch with America.” 

“We need a political change so deep and so profound that nothing in our lifetime is comparable…to get this country back on the right track,” Gingrich said.

Gingrich said “truth” is at the center of the nation’s current political debate.  “The power comes from God to each one of you personally.  You are personally sovereign…and that is the fundamental division between most Americans,” he said.

Gingrich told the crowd balancing the budget is a moral, not political consideration.  “We should all base our fundamental principles on fundamental questions of morality,” Gingrich said.

He got his biggest burst of applause by saying it was time to get rid of the “czars” in the Obama administration.  Gingrich also got applause for a ringing defense of the State of Israel.

“I’m not yet a candidate,” Gingrich said, plugging his website. “…Every person that’s going to speak tonight is a friend of mine….It’s going to take all of us to defeat the left.”  Gingrich said his vision is to replace not just Democrats with Republicans in Washington, but Democrats with Republicans in statehouses and courthouses throughout the country.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About O.Kay Henderson

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


  1. Newt just wants another chance to find another intern to fool around with, sure he marries them, but he also cheats on his wife while doing it. Get real Newt you are just a joke!


  1. […] Faith and Freedom Coalition event, Georgian says nation needs change so “deep…that nothing in our lifetime is comparable.” Tweet […]