Ron Paul, Mitt Romney rip moon base proposal; Paul: 'We should send some politicians there'Submitted by Anarchist on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 18:38
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — This time it was Mitt Romney's turn to play the outrage card and draw big applause early in a crucial debate.
In the final candidate face-off before Tuesday's Florida Republican presidential primary, Romney ripped a Gingrich proposal to colonize the moon as pandering to Space Coast voters.
On Gingrich's space proposal, Romney said: "I spent 25 years in business. If I had a business executive come to me and say they wanted to spend a few hundred billion dollars to put a colony on the moon, I'd say, 'You're fired.'"
Ron Paul was pithier.
"I don't think we should go to the moon," Paul said. "I think we should send some politicians there sometimes."