Why, because Gingrich's latest grandiose brainfart is literally pie in the sky.
Newt Gingrich wants to colonize the moon.Space age, pimpin', folks. Newt knows all about that.
He loves to talk space exploration and a campaign stop on Florida’s space coast provided the perfect opportunity.
It’s just the kind of Gingrich big-think for which he has been ridiculed by others in the GOP field, including Mitt Romney. But Wednesday’s speech — which Gingrich himself called “grandiose” — could actually resonate politically in Florida, where space exploration is good politics 14 miles away from Cape Canaveral. The space coast, home to many NASA employees, has been struggling lately as the space agency launched its last shuttle in July, and President Barack Obama canceled the lunar landing program in 2010.
In his remarks, Gingrich dismissed the notion that his ideas are over the top, pointing to previous presidents and inventors who fueled changes in technology.
By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American,” Gingrich said, drawing applause from the crowd. “I will, as president, encourage the introduction of the northwest ordinance for space to put a marker down that we want Americans to think boldly about the future and we want Americans to go out and study hard and work hard and together, we’re going to unleash the American people to build the country we love.”
So, a guy who's against giving the 600,000 residents of The District Of Columbia statehood would gladly grant such a right to the citizens of Newtlandia. Yeah, that sh*t makes sense to me too. I can already see the general election anti-Newt campaign ad.
Come on, GOP, seriously? Do I need to write a term paper to convince you how bad an idea this is? Click here for essays if you really need a better understanding of why this guy's a terrible idea.
Make history in 2012: Re-elect the black guy.
Question: Should such an out of this world comment disqualify Gingrich from running? Is this MF out of his mind?