OKLAHOMA CITY — As the Republican race for the White House heats up even more, one of the major contenders in the running made a pit stop in Oklahoma City Monday. Newt Gingrich’s visit to the metro comes just two weeks before Oklahoma’s Republican primary on March 6.
The event at the Jim Thorpe Center was standing room only.
Gingrich spoke for almost an hour at one point saying, “I want the United States to be so energy independent that no future president ever again bows to a Saudi king.”
There were several times the crowd stood up and cheered as the presidential hopeful attacked president Obama and his administration.
Gingrich told the crowd, “I believe President Obama is the most dangerous president on national security in our lifetime.”
He also spoke about social security and his plan for personal accounts, job creation, federal spending and health care.
Gingrich only mentioned the other republican presidential hopefuls briefly saying simply he has the better track record of national leadership.
In the latest polls, Mr. Gingrich is in third place in Oklahoma behind Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney.
Gingrich asked for Oklahoma’s help changing that.
Mr. Gingrich will be visiting the Oklahoma State Legislature Tuesday.