Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
Gingrich Says Country Needs Bold Thinking of Wright Brothers
While voters in three Â other states cast primary and caucus ballots, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made a campaign swing through OhioÂ including a stop here in Columbus.Â Gingrich compared his ideas to those of two Ohio heroes – Orville and Wilbur Wright.
Before he stopped in downtown Columbus, newt Gingrich stopped by the home of the Wright brothers.Â Â The two Ohio bicycle makers took $500 and outsmarted everyone else who was trying to fly.Â Gingrich said thatâ€™s the kind of thinking the country needs, and thatâ€™s why he made his controversial proposal to colonize the moon.
â€œWe need bold dreams, We need the kind of exciting future that get young Â people to study engineering that gets them to study science and math and gets them thrilled they can be a part of a better America,” Gingrich told a crowd of nearly 200 people.
Gingrich repeated his claim that he was the true conservative in the GOP race and that a moderate like former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney cannot beat President Obama.
Gingrich came to Columbus even though Ohioâ€™s primary is 4 weeks away because heâ€™s trying to convince supporters to take advantage of early voting.