I must say if there was any reason to vote for Newt Gingrich–any reason at all–it would be due to the issues involving space travel.
I have always felt the best of America happens when we stand together for a dream yet to be realized. Landing a man on the moon was such a time in this country, and Lord knows, with all the divisions that plague us, we are in need of another unifying effort.
So when I heard about New Gingrich’s plans to have a base on the moon I did not laugh. I think it a splendid idea, and one that matches the American appetite for big, bold, brassy ‘can-do’ projects. Many have laughed or derided the idea presented by Gingrich, and that I find small-minded. Reaching up and out while exploring has always been mankind’s mission, and there is no reason to back-track today.
Yes, Newt Gingrich has many, many reasons he should never be elected president. But when it comes to thinking about space in the way it needs to be considered Gingrich is spot on.
I am only sad there are not more candidates willing or able to talk about science and space travel in the way it needs to be dealt with.