As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Newt Gingrich dusted off his famous penchant for coming up with big ideas and told an audience in Florida that if he’s elected, he’ll build a permanent base on the moon. Politico reports:
“By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American,” Gingrich said to applause.
He said the development would include commercial and private efforts, and will make apparent, “we clearly have the capacity that Chinese and the Russians will never come anywhere close to us.”
The good folks behind the Gingrich Ideas Twitter account have the best response so far:
Three marriages only weigh as much as one on the moon.