A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate.
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.