Newt Gingrich pandered to voters near Cape Canaveral, Florida, calling his vision of space “a romantic belief that it really is a part of our destiny”. But newt didn’t stop there. Newt went much farther into the stratosphere saying:
“by the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon, and it will be American.”
While Americans are without jobs, sound money, and a reliable federal government; Gingrich is focusing on a program that former astronaut and shuttle pilot Mike McCulley described as:
“It’s been three or four major programs that have consumed enormous amounts of energy and money and time, and here we sit eight years later without a hell of a lot to show for it. I can say that, now that I’m retired, of course,”
We shall see how this vision of The Final Frontier plays out with voters in Florida, and beyond.