Newt's New Old Slogan: 'WTF'

Gingrich takes back 'Win the Future' from Obama
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 13, 2011 9:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Newt Gingrich’s website proudly displays a 2012 catchphrase: “Win the Future.” That's right, the same phrase President Obama has been using since his 2011 State of the Union address. Did Gingrich steal it? Nope, discovers the Atlantic: The ex-speaker registered the political organization "American Solutions for Winning the Future" with the IRS in 2006, many moons before Obama uttered those three words.

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Now Gingrich is stealing the phrase back, though it has hardly been a sweeping success for the Obama administration, notes Fast Company. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert relentlessly made fun of it, even prompting stifled laughter from an Obama advisor. But Gingrich’s team thinks it's “great” that both campaigns have employed the slogan: “We intend to have a head on debate of whose policies will actually win the future and whose policies will lose the future,” said a rep. (In other Gingrich news, he grumbled about Obama last night.)

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