Gingrich At Minn. Rally: Nation Needs Stark Choice

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Republican Newt Gingrich says he’s the candidate offering voters a stark fall choice against President Barack Obama.

Gingrich rallied hundreds of Republicans at a hotel ballroom Monday, making a pitch for their votes on the eve of Minnesota’s caucuses. His brief stop capped a week where all four GOP contenders made appearances in a normally overlooked state.

The former House speaker called Romney’s proposals too timid for the times. He says the Republican establishment behind the former Massachusetts governor doesn’t understand the need for dramatic change on taxes, welfare and other policies.

Gingrich says he is ready to take heat for pushing bold plans even if, in his words, it provokes “serious difficult, political conflict in Washington.”

Gingrich has suffered two big losses since his South Carolina victory last month.

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  • Hal

    Stark would be an apt word to describe Newt

  • Bill

    Stark? You mean like Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man?

  • noah

    Hundreds of supporters, huh? wow… How about THOUSANDS of Ron Paul supporters at the convention center tonight? No, lets not report on that… great job wcco, once again, your proving yourself irrelevant in today’s modern media landscape. Good luck! ;)

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  • newt's opponent

    I thought dinosaurs were extinct. Guess not, not yet.

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