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Gingrich quotes Gettysburg Address against Romney

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Joel Gehrke

Newt Gingrich promised to stay in the presidential race, who attributed his Florida defeat to Mitt Romney's monetary advantage, explained for the benefit of the "elite media" that his path to victory comes out of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and concluding his speech with a pledge derived from the Declaration of Independence.

"I just want to reassure [the elite media] tonight, we are going to contest every place and we are going to win," Gingrich said. He said that he would win by drawing on the dedication of the "first national cemetery" in 1863, recalling how Lincoln wrote that the American government is "government of the people, by the people, for the people."

"We're going to have people power defeat money power in the next six months," Gingrich said at that point. "I pledge to you my life, my fortune, my sacred honor," he concluded, quoting the final lines of the Declaration of Independence.


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