Gingrich moon colony wasn't considered crackpot

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    during the moon landing era.

    Was expected.

    What happened?
     
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    It was only Romney hired slandering thugs that put that idea out that a moon base was stupid.

    And of course gullible conservatives swallowed it whole like every other lie Romney has told in the last six months.
     
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    There's many trillions of dollars of resources on the moon....
    -Resources
    -fresh water
    -No Atmosphere for telescopes
    -second basket against being wiped out.

    Many reasons for a moon base/colony. What's stupid is the fact that we quit...Now that's stupid.
     
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    It'll take lots of good scientists. Maybe we can import some.
     
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    How about some documentation on that theory . . . . ?
     
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    How about you just google it?

    I dont have time to provide proof for facts of the public domain.

    But just this once....
    http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insi...-jolt-debate-leaves-newt-gingrich-moonstruck/

    From Romney, ridiculing Gingrich’s plan to privatize a lunar settlement: “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.’”

    Of course that was during a debate where his opponent was proposing the idea. Once he is debating Obama, if Obama is opposed to a moon base, then Romney will declare it the best idea he has ever heard and only a moron would ever be against it.
     
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    You take a lot from very little; but that's the way of those who rely on ridicule to make their points. I'm a huge proponent of manned space travel, having been a charter member of the Planetary Society and contributing member since 1984 and I just see it as a minor political issue on Romney's record for or against manned human presence in space.

    Like so many people, Romney is not fully informed about space and "spoke off the cuff" to counter a political opponent. It means little to nothing to me as a supporter both politically and scientifically.
     
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    It was not the subject, but the source. Gingrinch has promised the moon to three women for sure, and promising it to 300 million americans is not something I would expect him to actually try to put into effect.
     
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    I think he would and that you are mistaken. He has shown himself to be a strong proponent of the X-prize, and of he were president [which he never will be] he would leverage that outcome because to him it is the logical critical path to human presence in space. He like so many others of his generation are vested in that future.
     
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