Newt Gingrich Links Romney's Agenda to President Reagan

Former GOP speaker of the House, wife, Callista, deliver remarks to RNC delegates.
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Put it right now good -- speaker Newt Gingrich and it. And I think that senator McConnell for -- that everybody that -- the iPad of course you didn't look at what you like Diane Sawyer -- Lago club once again thank you sentencing saying thank. Thank you for that warm welcome. What a wonderful tribute to President Reagan and the spearhead of the American people. It's fantastic to see so many friends here. Friends from decades of service to the party. Service and public life. And those who helped us over the past few years. And we are delighted. That tonight. We come together to once again renew the American spirit. And put real leadership. Back from the White House this November. The election -- Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. -- decisively move America. To a better future. Remembering President Reagan reminds us that the choices we make matters. And this year is as important as the choice we made in 1980. Over three decades have passed since Ronald Reagan was first elected to the White House. Yet the impact of his leadership. Is still evident today. While in office President Reagan had three. Major goals. To restore the economy. To revive the American spirit. And to defeat to -- -- -- has them spreading democracy. Throughout the world. By remaining true to his convictions. During his belief in the American people. And with tremendous optimism. President Reagan achieve these goals. It striking. How President Carter. And President Obama both. Took our nation down a path. That in four years. Weakened America's confidence in itself. And our hope for a better future. Both weekend the respect for America abroad. Both increased government programs. Filled with the waste and inefficiency. That failed to produce results. Both make promises they can key. And as a consequence of an effective policies. Both -- able to revive our economy and trade jobs. For example. Both crippled American energy production when there were better ways to develop and use our abundant energy resources. The Romney plan for North America and energy independence. Is exactly. The kind of bold visionary leadership Reagan believed -- and it is what we need now. The Reagan presidency. Also teaches us. That there is a better way to put Americans back to work. -- millions of jobs. And help every American achieve success. The Reagan program of tax cuts regulatory reform. And spending controls worked. Reagan's belief in small business owners and -- for Miller's. Is a remarkable. Contrast. With Obama -- class warfare rhetoric massive deficits. And -- passion. For taxing those who create jobs. The Romney plan for a stronger middle class has deep roots in Ronald Reagan's approach. -- -- commitment to reform welfare. And to create a work requirement. Was a major achievements when he was governor of California. His pioneering work led to the historic welfare reform bill congress and the president past thirty years later. This bipartisan legislation reduce the size of government. Made our country more competitive. And collect millions of Americans back to work. Tragically. President Obama touted this achievement and like Jimmy Carter. Over four years he produced little effective legislation that brought the two parties together in the interest of the nation. Obama is -- of the work requirements and welfare reform is just one example. Of his direct repudiation. Of president Reagan's values. Obama is proud of what he's done an option is politically motivated partisanship. -- should be ashamed. For putting politics. Before people. Governor Romney will return America to work. And to the principles. That are at the floor of president Reagan's legacy. This year the American people will once again. Have an important choice to make. Now each of us. Must commit ourselves. In the tradition of Ronald Reagan to come together. President Reagan said there is no substitute for victory. And this November. We cannot settle for anything less. This -- This is the most critical election of our lifetime. Each of us must do our part now. To ensure that America remains. In their tradition of President Reagan a land of freedom. Hope and opportunity. Thank you and god bless you and god bless America.

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