At the ABC debate, Newt Gingrich had the first answer to the first question, which asked the candidates how they would distinguish themselves from the other candidates on the issues of jobs and the economy.
“Well I think that there’s a clear record. I worked with Ronald Reagan in the early 80’s,” said Gingrich. “His recovery program helped translate, in this population, to 25 million new jobs.”
He also added: “It starts very simply: Lower taxes, less regulation, an American energy plan, and actually be positive to people who create new jobs,” compared to President Obama’s policies that Gingrich described as “higher taxes, more regulation, no American energy, and attacking people who create jobs, through class warfare.”