Gingrich Responds to Romney's 30-Second Attack Ads with 30-Minute Address

February 22, 2012 - 11:15 AM

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Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks on the floor of the Oklahoma State Legislature in Oklahoma City, Okla., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(CNSNews.com) - The campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is buying air time in "key cities" between now and Super Tuesday (March 6) to broadcast a 28-minute speech on how Gingrich would lower gasoline prices, create jobs and achieve energy independence.

The campaign said it will announce the air times and locations of the speech in the coming days.

“The answer to Governor Romney’s 30 second attack ads filled with garbage is a 30 minute address filled with substance,” said Gingrich Communications Director Joe DeSantis.

"Newt’s message about lowering gasoline and other energy prices is resonating, and the Obama administration is on defense over their policies hostile to American energy production, which are causing pain at the pump.”

Gingrich’s speech -- titled “$2.50 per Gallon Gasoline, Energy Independence and Jobs" -- is delivered without aid of teleprompter or text, and it's available online here.

Among other things, Gringrich says he wants the U.S. to produce so much oil "that no American president will ever again bow to a Saudi King."

Gingrich guarantees that on his first day as president, "I will sign an executive order approving the Keystone Pipeline so that oil can come from Canada through the United States to Houston and Galveston."

And he also proposes a zero capital gains tax -- "so hundreds of billions of dollars pour into the United States to enable us to have new investment, new factories, new exploration, new companies."