Gingrich Vows To Establish A Colony On The Moon

Newt Gingrich is promising to establish a permanent base on the moon by 2020 if he's elected president.

Gingrich, the former House speaker, told an overflow crowd gathered on Florida's space coast Wednesday that he wants to develop a robust commercial space industry in line with the airline boom of the 1930s. He also wants to expand exploration of Mars.

The pronouncements appeared to thrill the crowd of roughly 700 people. Florida's space coast is still suffering from a recent round of federal cuts to the space program.

But how would Gingrich pay for it?

The Republican presidential contender says he wants to offer prizes to help stimulate investment by the private sector.


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  • by I do declare Location: nc on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:22 AM
    It goes to show that some people will follow any body. Anyone in their right mind can tell that he is sicko. He can tell his followers anything and they believe it. This country will be at war the minute he wins. The world will be at war if hitler twin in office. Hate can destroy you. He need to face it Obama is a smart and capable President. The rep will not cooperate so it can look like he doesn't know what he is doing. What a joke!!! A colony on the moon? Is he for real? Now publish this freedom of speech. I guess every body needs to somrthing as long as i can move.
  • by Cheryl Location: New Bern, NC on Feb 1, 2012 at 08:14 AM
    I think that's wonderful. Newt belongs on the moon.
  • by 190dave Location: Beaufort on Feb 1, 2012 at 05:31 AM
    Sounds like a great idea. He and all of congress can move there and leave us all alone.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM
    If he believes all that he said, he truly is a 'fruit loop'.
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      by L on Feb 1, 2012 at 07:31 AM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
      He's getting pretty old, maybe he is suffering from dementia.
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        by Formerly O.L.I. on Feb 1, 2012 at 03:19 PM in reply to L
        Yes; there you go.
  • by Who knows? Location: ENC on Jan 28, 2012 at 07:37 AM
    Let's see. Obama is in "Big" Washington, OSOC is in "Little" Washington. I wonder why that is? I guess Obama is the REAL politician and OSOC is just a wannabe. It's a shame OSOC not president because I'm sure with his surperior insight into politics he could fix things overnite. Or at least he could cloud the issues with blab so we wouldn't see them anymore. I'm sure we all should appreciate the sharing his of his political expertise, for most certainly he knows far more than everone else.
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      by and.. on Jan 28, 2012 at 02:43 PM in reply to Who knows?
      He is upset that none of the canidates say they are like george DuBYa "two war bush". I don't think his genaric "Rich boy for gop Pres" stickers have come in yet.
  • by Imagine Location: enc on Jan 27, 2012 at 08:41 PM
    And just imagine, the Republicans in SC elected this man! That confirms everything I have ever thought about today's Republicans and SC!! LOL!!
  • by An idea.... Location: Hertford on Jan 27, 2012 at 04:18 PM
    Newt should pick Palin as his V.P. and then if he is elected he can send HER to the moon and give the monkeys a break! I wonder if she can see Russia from there? You betcha!
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      by I do declare on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:23 AM in reply to An idea....
      i like that. All hate mongers need to go to the moon.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:07 AM
    You kids better not be posting on WITN web site again, your mother told you to clean your room! Kids....they just post....
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:58 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Did you take your medications this morning?
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 27, 2012 at 12:53 PM in reply to
        No, they were sold out on koolaid and told me an anonymous guy bought it all on speculation of Obama getting elected again. He told them he would need them on his new colony on the moon, Lunar Libterd for his subjects.
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          by Buck Rodgers on Jan 27, 2012 at 05:22 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          The Mothership has landed, looking for Snake Oil with his Tinfoil hat, ready for deportation to the MOON!
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      by And.. on Jan 29, 2012 at 02:24 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Have you even spoke to a doctor about your George DuBYa revisionist history brain problem , ? I think it's getting worse with all the moon talk.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 12:54 AM
    I come in peace, I come in peace, Space Cadet Newt has crash landed in Florida. Send help over.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 12:35 AM
    BREAKING NEWS...........Obama just won the Florida GOP Debates...............updates at 6.
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