Only Newt Gingrich in less than two minutes speak about brain science and gasoline and have it flow seamlessly.
Topping it off, he moved on to Iran and the Straits of Hormuz.
The former House Speaker was in Rosemont, Illinois today for a rally and I was there with my camcorder.
At his side was his wife, Callista.
The Illinois Primary, which is usually meaningless, is an exciting contest for the first time since 1988.
"If we go all out, if we develop our oil and our natural gas supplies in this country," Gingrich stated, "we will be dramatically independent of the Middle East."
Gingrich then discussed the short-term solution to a possible Iranian blockade of the Straits of Hormuz--where 20 percent of the world's oil supplies passes through--and that is the might of the United States Air Force and Navy.
"But in the long run we ought to be able to say to them, 'Look, we're energy independent, we're producing our own oil.'" Then Newt went on to say that if the Iranians then closed the Straits of Hormuz, it will be the Europeans, the Japanese, the Indians, and the Chinese who will have a problem. The United States won't.
During his speech, Gingrich mentioned his Twitter hashtag campaign, #250gas.
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