Newt Gingrich visits the Hoover Institution

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Newt Gingrich visits the Hoover Institution.
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John LeSchofs, Stanford Visual Arts

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and current Republican presidential primary candidate, visited the Hoover Institution on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, for a series of meetings with Hoover fellows to discuss a broad range of issues: affordable energy and energy independence, Social Security reform and health care reform, current economic conditions in the United States, immigration, and international terrorism.

Seeking a dialog with the fellows, Gingrich said he wants to come up with big ideas and big solutions to big problems. Hoover fellows and Stanford faculty with expertise in education policy, legal constitutional issues, politics, taxation, and international relations joined in the roundtable discussions.

In a special edition of Uncommon Knowledge, the 58th Speaker of the House and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich makes the case for his candidacy, explains why he’s not a Washington insider, and describes his vision for his first term: gaining energy independence, ending the war on religion, balancing the budget, and repealing and replacing ObamaCare.