Beltway Happenings
Feb. 25, 2005 -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke about his new book "Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America" at the American Enterprise Institute, where he is a senior fellow.  Gingrich sought to place the book "in sort of the tradition of 'Conscience of a Conservative' and other efforts to lay out a framework."  "This is, this notion of a 21st Century Contract With America I think is useful both for the Congressional Republicans, but even more so I think it's useful so the conservative activists around the country and people who are looking at how do we solve problems for the next generation have kind of a workbook to start the dialogue and start the discussion on."  Although Gingrich's efforts to promote the book will include visits to Iowa and New Hampshire, he had recently (at the Feb. 22 Christian Science Monitor breakfast) said on the question a return to public office that, "It strikes me as implausible."

Newt Gingrich's official page
AEI's page on the book forum, including video and transcript's page on "Winning the Future"

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