02-10-2012, 05:29 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chicago 'burbs
| | Re: Newt on the Moon.
While I am a "space nut" and think that it was shameful that we pulled the plug on the moon program the first time around, I absolutely HATE Gingrich, and I NEVER want to see him as president.
(Seems that every Republican wants to be "The Next Ronald Reagan")
But face it-his space ideas, as great as they sound, would NEVER survive the next president's agenda or the congressional budget-cutting axe, just as Bush's lofty space goals were gutted by Obama and Obama's space plans will also be dismantled by the next president.
Seems every president after Kennedy/Johnson wants their own "space legacy", but by the time these plans even make it to the design stage, their terms expire and then the next president orders those plans destroyed and starts to push their own agenda. It's a vicious cycle, and face it, we ain't going anywhere.
"All of us get lost in the darkness...
...Dreamers learn to steer by the stars"