Gingrich's Moon BaseSubmitted by thewhitewhale on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 01:18
It seemed Romney was somewhat taken aback this last debate, when asked to specifically identify issues on which he disagreed with Newt Gingrich.
You, like myself, may have been taken aback when Romney launched with "lunar colony".
Clearly something like this is too far-fetched not to be true.
And indeed, The Economist quotes Gingrich as in favor of a moon base.
It also notes that he "has no Hayekian modesty to restrain his faith in statist endeavor." ie, he is a moon-base-loving progressive statist.
He even suggests we can use a giant magnifying glass to enhance the moon's ambient light...so we don't have to use electricity to light out highways at night time.
Clearly, Newt's lack of organizational strength is forcing him to pander to increasingly obscure interest groups.
Newt does fancy himself an ascendant historical figure.
And I'd agree, if by 'historical' one meant 'bat-sh$t crazy'.
How is it exactly that the media have written Paul off as the "crazy uncle" in the race while Newt gets to have a history of saying things like this go unexamined?!
Hats off to Romney for bringing this inconsequential, though entertaining, fodder to the fore.