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Newt Gingrich took the opportunity of being on Florida’s space coast to revisit one of his favorite topics: space exploration.

“By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American,” Gingrich said to applause.

He said the development would include commercial and private efforts, and will make apparent, “we clearly have the capacity that Chinese and the Russians will never come anywhere close to us.”

Gingrich also said he would push to develop propulsion technology that would get man to Mars.

He emphasized that it doesn’t have to be expensive, exploration in partnership with private companies can lower the cost.

“If it’s cheaper and it’s faster and it works, do it,” he said.

He also said launch areas should be capable of launching multiple spacecrafts in a day, like an airport.

“Does that mean I’m visionary? You betcha,” he said

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36 thoughts on “Why He’s the Right Man

  1. Oh for Pity’s sake, this is ridiculous. Please, Newt, stop it. This is what is called “jumping the shark.”

    It’s about as dumb as that photo the Romney campaign put out showing Mitt “doing his laundry” in the hotel – dressed in a starched white shirt and clean, pressed jeans – idiotic and out of touch.

  2. Wow – landing on the moon and nuking something. That fulfills 2 of Troll’s fantasies in one throw ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. “By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American,โ€ Gingrich said to applause.”

    As long as he takes all the other politicians with him, Great!!
    Colm, get your name down now. Just don’t fill in the line asking for interests and hobbies.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. As I said before, America is wanting to elect the brightest and the best
    Or the least loopy??
    “To boldly go where no other sane man has gone before…”

  5. “Why Heโ€™s the Right Man”

    Because Republican socialists will believe any old rubbish as long as it costs trillions and is stamped with the stars and stripes.

  6. “Republican socialists will believe any old rubbish as long as it costs trillions and is stamped with the stars and stripes.”

    Although, Pete, you must concede that this one at least doesn’t involve any Muslims being killed.

  7. Although, Pete, you must concede that this one at least doesnโ€™t involve any Muslims being killed.

    I’m sure the BBC and the Guardian will report that an Afghan wedding party was killed by the rocket.

  8. a such great vision of the future from the European contingent such great desire and dreams, how do you contain it?

  9. It’s called dreams and lofty goals, I know that Great Britain once had them, What happened?

  10. Troll –

    Putting aside that I was born outside the Common Market (as it then was), the EU is a political construct. It has nothing to do with geography, history or culture. In the same way that Turks will not become European if Turkey were to be subsumed by the EU, Britons are not and never can be European.

    Did you say you’re Italian?

  11. uh what does EU stand for, and is Britain part of it? Are you subject to it’s laws?

    I didn’t insult your bloodline I laugh at your lack of sovereignty

  12. Another Soviet style photo of the great ” leader ” ( cough )

    Just like Pete’s image of the congressman.

    One of them will become President on the same day that Troll becomes governor of Pennsylvania.

  13. gee I guess I better get ready, but I don’t want to live in Harrisburg. Oh well such sacrifices must be made

  14. Troll –

    Your points about the EU are misinformed. Truly, only the statist mind can believe political constructs make the nationality.

    What sovereignty do you have? Your constitution is toilet paper, states are virtually suzerein to Washington, Washington is a slave to special interests. Americans made it clear that they do not want a socialist health regime and Washington ignored them.

    You’re just tax fodder.

  15. Pete

    Just because you don’t understand the Constitution doesn’t mean that it isn’t still alive and well. Despite attempts by nobody congressmen / talk show screamers from Texas to hijack it, etc.

  16. Pete
    Laws make sovereignty real, your under EU law, I see only a small contingent in Britain fighting to restore Britain to her own set of laws. The Tea Party is a huge movement to put the US back under the constitution .

    The 2010 elections were a rout, unlike you and your ilk, we are bringing our nation back in line, and we’re doing it peacefully through voting, what are you doing?

  17. Troll –

    If laws make sovereignty real, you are occupied by Wall Street and Agenda 21. I’d rather take my chances with real liberty.

    The TP is a busted flush, subsumed into and taken over by the GOP. There was much said about liberty yet two socialists and one Christian socialist are favoured by the TP now. The TP has been turned. Sure, the puppetmasters will allow it to carry on, to talk about liberty, but it’s just a front group to keep siphoning votes into the GOP fold.

    If Americans still had balls the TP would have gone third party.

  18. The Tea Party never meant anything consistent so it couldn’t go third party.

    It will remain what it is, as a bunch of incoherent whiners within the GOP.

  19. By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American

    His second term isn’t going to happen, mainly because his first term isn’t going to happen. And even if it did, there wouldn’t be a permanent base on the moon by then.

  20. no the tea part never went, and never will go third part because it crosses all lines, Phantom you think the tea party and the occupiers are the two sides of the same coin. You have no grasp of anything, bubble boy.

    Pete your even more clueless than bubble boy, there is no head of or real organization to the tea party, it is the manifestation of disgust at washingtons elite class of gits, it is not part of a party.

    The republicans benefit most by it, because even though they are far from the goal of the driving forces behind the tea party, they can be moved. The democrats are already over the cliff.

    and you didn’t answer what your doing in your nation to bring it back in line with it’s own sovereign laws

  21. “the tea party, it is the manifestation of disgust at washingtons elite class of gits,”

    And that’s why it’s now supporting the Washington elitist par excellence. Yeah.

    Troll, is there anything you can’t grasp? Even if it wasn’t clear at the time – and it was – the TP has now shown itself to be just another faction of stale right-wing politics: people like you who are scared by all the things they don’t understand and mindless flag-waving panderers for a strong state who aren’t happy until they see someone else being killed.

  22. So, never mind our economic problems here on planet Earth, what we really need is a base on the flippin’ moon.
    Is this Gingrich guy on ketamine or something? He doesn’t need a moonbase, he’s way off this planet already. At least Ron Paul keeps his economic policies on planet Earth, but it’s like, he’s the kooky one??!!

  23. Tom Tyler –

    That’s right.

    Ron Paul has no ambitions to send men to Mars or establish permanent Moon bases.

    Apparently he’s the kook.

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