Gingrich Makes Stops In Northeast Wisconsin
Gingrich Makes Stops In Northeast Wisconsin, including Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Video by nbc26.comvideo
OSHKOSH, WI - Newt Gingrich is ramping up his campaign in Northeast Wisconsin. Gingrich, who is currently holding on to last place in most polls, finished three stops in Wisconsin Friday. He stopped at Kroll’s in Green Bay and also at his campaign headquarters. But he also took time to speak at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as well.
About 200-250 people showed up at UWO this afternoon to hear the GOP candidate. His speech especially focused on college kids and the future, but he also took jabs at President Obama and his policies.
“He tells us the truth, tells it like it is, and gives us hope for the future,” said Sally Helmer, a Gingrich supporter.
Many students were in the crowd at Friday’s speech. Gingrich talked about the national debt and how it would hit home to students in the future.
"All of the students that are here are faced with the prospect of paying more in taxes for interest on the debt in their lifetime, than they will for a house,” said Gingrich.
"I'm not really a fan of most of his stances,” said Ali Able, a UWO student. “But I think it was just exciting to be here at such a time of importance during a big election."
Gingrich also focused on President Obama.
“The president would like to dictate what kind of health care you have, what kind of car you drive and determine what you're allowed to say and believe,” said Gingrich.
And after the speech, more students talked about their vote for Gingrich.
"It's currently up in the air,” said Alec Bernander. “I came to this just to see what Newt would have to speak about."
Ali Able said Gingrich probably won't get her vote, but the message is important.
"Regardless of who you're voting for, it's important that young people do vote,” said Able.
Saturday Gingrich is expected to be in Waukesha for the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Presidential Kick-off.