Republican Rivals Make Closing Arguments in Iowa
GOP candidates make presidential pitch
- Duration 6:10
- Date Aug 11, 2011
GOP candidates make presidential pitch
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-- for now with -- closing comments.
Each candidate has thirty seconds to close let's Begin with Sanderson to.
Thank you very much I want to thank the people of Iowa my family and I -- and the kids came here three weeks ago we've.
Spent three great weeks here and -- and join that -- the time and then to 51 cities and not in fifteen days for the 68 counties not as many Chuck Grassley but almost.
And now we keep working very very hard because as you've -- here tonight national media may not pay a lot of attention to us.
But we pay a lot of attention of the people of Iowa New Hampshire South Carolina.
We're gonna be out here communities we're gonna be working very hard to earn your trust -- -- kick the tires you can see what kind of president you want someone leadership proven leadership.
You can get things done -- Washington DC and the consistent conservative and guys who can beat incumbent Democrats three F three incumbent Democrats as better and anybody else on this pale.
And mister -- It is clear from the discussion tonight that America needs a leader and I -- -- -- -- -- -- All that -- issues that we talk about if we don't get this economic engine moving up putting view it in the engine all the rest of it won't matter.
A poet once they hit life can be a challenge -- seem impossible but it's never easy when there's so much -- the -- We have a lot -- -- -- Watson and a message and send a business problem solver to Washington DC.
I've been in politics for 35 years my cause has been the cause of liberty.
And I am convinced that liberty does not come from our government but it comes from our creator.
And then our goal should be peace and prosperity it is under the principles of liberty that you have the greatest chance of achieving peace and prosperity.
That is why I'm so down on these wars it is costing us trillions of dollars.
Why we have to reform the monetary system why we need honest money a gold standard and not Paper money -- the Federal Reserve System.
But also we need to change environment for our businesses.
We need to get them to lower the regulations.
And and the -- is -- Private property rights and contract rights.
Then we can achieve peace and real prosperity.
Do you mean.
This country is an economic crisis I think the people of this country understand that.
And we have unfortunately as a leader this country a man who is out of his depth.
And it does understand what it is needed to do to get this economy going again.
He just doesn't understand how the economy works because because He hasn't lived in the real economy I think in order to create jobs itself -- to have had a job.
And I fundamentally believe.
They'll probably need in this country as someone who's willing to go to work who believes in America.
Who believes in free enterprise who believes in capitalism who believes in opportunity and freedom I am that person I love this country and I will do everything in my -- -- -- Our economy and keep America the hope of the earth thank you another.
But the good news is two years two days from now here in Ames Iowa all of us have a chance to send a message to Washington DC about what we think about -- Barack Obama and his presidency.
He got started here in Iowa and now Iowa can bring that presidency effectively to a close.
I want to do that is -- in I and it states I'm inviting ever -- to come to the straw poll.
And let's send a message to Washington that they can't -- Governor -- The god has greatly blessed America.
But with great blessing comes responsibility.
And if we don't fiercely protect our most precious blessings and freedom.
We may lose it forever.
Now is the time for -- tested conservative leadership.
I am that leader for America and I will make sure when I'm president that America's brightest strongest and best days are ahead.
Goodnight thank you may god continue to bless the United States of America.
I'm running for president of the United States because I love this country.
This nation is hurting.
It is scared.
And it is bankrupt.
We have a cancer growing in this country called debt and we must deal realistically with it.
We're about to hand down for the first time in the history of the greatest nation that ever was the United States of America to the next generation less good.
Less productive less competitive.
In the country we got.
Barack Obama won in 2008.
I'm gonna win in 2012.
May god bless America and so very much speaker Gingrich.
Well I first of all thank -- in the Washington examiner -- thank you the people of Iowa for hosting this tonight I think in many ways.
Does a very important next step in the national conversation.
But I want to remind everyone that the presidential election.
This fifteen months away.
We're in a crisis now.
And I would hope everybody watching us around the country would call their congressman their senators now.
And say go back -- -- she didn't repeal Dodd-Frank repeal sarbanes Oxley repeal Obama care.
This summer start saving American families and the pain they're in his we have real problems and the leadership now.
Thank you that -- did tonight please go to foxnews.com.
Cast your vote on this debate our thanks to the candidates thank you.
And thanks to their staffs.
And to our debate partners of course Washington examiner the -- Republican Party into all the great people here at the Stephens auditorium even him.
On the campus of Iowa State University.
And of course of the wonderful people here in Iowa they could not have been more hospitable.
You know there's a big straw poll here Saturday and stay tuned to Fox News Channel America's election headquarters all the way through to the general election and the inauguration.
All the candidates please note our next debate.
Is September 22 in Orlando Florida we will see you there.
Thanks for watching tonight.