Newt Gingrich
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been accused of moral misconduct by his ex-wife Marianne Gingrich. Reuters

Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich has released his first TV ad, titled Is the America We Love a Thing of the Past.

The ad begins with traditional images of Americana: golden fields of grain, an American flag hanging from a pillared porch, surrounded by a white picket fence.

The ad then cuts to a smiling Gingrich. He talks about the need for less regulation to increase job growth. He says, We can revive our economy and create jobs, shrink government and the regulations that strangle our businesses, throw out the tax code and replace it with one that is simple and fair.

He speaks about regaining the world's respect. He says, We can regain the world's respect by standing strong again, being true to our faith and respecting one another. When faith is mentioned, a white church next to a red barn nestled in the rolling hills of the countryside is shown.

Gingrich makes the final statement, Yes, working together, we can and will rebuild the America we love. I'm Newt Gingrich and I approve this message.

The instrumental soundtrack is the theme of the 1993 film Rudy.

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