|Updated: 2/21/2012 10:20 am
||Published: 2/16/2012 11:46 am
Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich dangled the prospect of gas as low as $2 a gallon if he's elected at a speech Monday that drew 3,500 at Oral Roberts University as Gingrich campaigns for the Republican Presidential nomination.
Gingrich detailed a plan that would a focus on domestic energy production. It is a move he says will create jobs and do much more.
“If we follow an American energy policy, and if we consciously open up federal land and we consciously open offshore development, we can create enough oil and gas to be independent of the Middle East,” Gingrich said.
Voters in attendance Monday seemed to like the idea.
“I have ten children with me here today, and we're looking at a president who relies upon foreigners for our oil and for our energy. (It) doesn't make sense to me or for their future, so I am excited for any president who makes us less dependent on foreign countries,” Kelsey Schmidt of Inola said.
Gingrich took a shot at President Obama by saying when he told Americans to get smaller, more efficient cars, he forgot that you can't fit a gun rack in a Chevy Volt.
Gingrich also said that in last three years, America has taken a step backward when it comes to protecting the land of the free and the home of the brave.
“The President wants to unilaterally weaken the United States. He wants to cut the aid to Israel for it's anti ballistic missile defense. He refuses to take Iran seriously.”