During a speech in Des Moines, Iowa, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich unveiled his new “Contract with America.” Gingrich told the audience that "Our challenges are enormous."
Gingrich said the new Contract is a framework, and that the full plan will not be released until the end of September 2012, just weeks before Election Day. "This is the beginning of a conversation," he said.
His ten-point plan includes repealing health care reform, creating jobs by altering the tax code and cutting regulations, providing "voluntary options" for Social Security and Medicare recipients. He called it a "very, very bold proposal."
It is modeled after the Contract he released in 1994 as House Minority Leader. That plan, which highlighted conservative values and economic policies, was largely credited with the Republicans winning a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.
Gingrich has always been considered a leading thinker in the Republican Party, but as GOP presidential contender, he is consistently polling in the middle of the pack.