Gingrich promises JFK-like space speech
January 24th, 2012
12:23 PM ET
11 years ago

Gingrich promises JFK-like space speech

(CNN) - Could it be a coincidence that GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich describes his upcoming speech on space policy Wednesday as a "visionary" address "in the John F. Kennedy tradition?"

Perhaps not. After all 2012 is the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's iconic "we choose to go to the moon in this decade" speech, where he performed a presidential Babe Ruth. Like the Sultan of Swat, Kennedy dared to point out a seemingly impossible goal and swing for it – hitting a home run.


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  1. Taran

    My Dad, (a democrat that said he could not believe he raised a republican, though I told him I am independent, he said there is no difference,,,anyway another story) always said there has not been a decent democrat president since JFK. I'm inclined to agree with him.

    January 24, 2012 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  2. Name tellinitlikeitis

    Neuter is so anxious to send someone into space...let HIM go! He's so full of hot air and half baked ideas, surely he can talk his way back without any assistance from NASA.

    January 24, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  3. Fair is Fair

    Rudy says:

    "Please do not make me recite the Bush legacy of *unfunded* mandates. So, I won't. I don't need to do that. I will just point out that the Tea Party has already cut the NASA budget. Did you forget that NASA's budget cuts forced it to drop developement of the next giant booster rocket, which was planned for use in the now cancelled return to the moon in the 2020s? Are conservative voters they only ones who do not see the hypocrisy in Newt's talking points?"
    Shenanigans. It was OBAMA who pulled the plug,

    January 24, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
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