Former U.S. Speaker of the House, and possible 2012 GOP presidential contender, Newt Gingrich was in South Carolina over the weekend to talk about job creation and how to get the state and country “back on track.”
We’re looking at what do we do to get America moving, and what do we do to get South Carolina moving, and what do we do to get Charleston and the Lowcountry moving? A lot of possibilities including natural gas, which could be great for the country, and could be great for jobs here along the coast, and finding ways to make it better and easier to have manufacturing in the US, like Boeing and jobs like General Electric.
Gingrich appeared on affiliate WTMA in Charleston. He said business in the state may be booming now, with companies like BMW and Boeing moving in, but he expects an even more prosperous future for the state.
I think you’re going to find that with the combination of a state government that wants jobs here, and a great climate, great people, people who are willing to work hard, you are going to become more and more attractive for more places to move in. Who would have thought 25 years ago that Boeing would have ended up being in South Carolina, or BMW would end up being in South Carolina.
Gingrich is a possible GOP contender to run for president in 2012. According to Rasmussen Reports, he is in fourth place with 11 percent of the votes among other GOP contenders. Mitt Romney is in the lead, with Sarah Palin in second, and Mike Huckabee in third.