Who’s ‘winning the future’ – Obama or Gingrich?

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Now that Newt Gingrich is in the 2012 presidential race, both he and President Obama are running on the slogan “winning the future.”

Mr. Obama started using the phrase in his State of the Union Address in January when he said “to win the future, we’ll need to take on challenges that have been decades in the making.”

He offered a five-point plan for “winning the future” by way of initiatives on innovation, education, infrastructure, government reform and political responsibility. The “win the future” phrase shows up regularly in the president’s policy and political speeches.

As recently as a campaign fundraising event in Austin on Tuesday evening, Mr. Obama spoke of creating plenty of new jobs, pledging: “We have to make sure that America is prepared to win the future.”

But Former House Speaker Gingrich claims ownership to the phrase “winning the future,” pointing to his 2005 book of the same title.

And in announcing his candidacy last night on Fox News Channel, Gingrich made the phrase part of his campaign rhetoric.

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