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January 26th, 2012
06:46 PM ET

Will Moon colony idea fly with voters?

CNN strategists Maria Cardona & Alex Castellanos discuss Newt Gingrich's idea to create a permanent colony on the Moon.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Moon • Newt Gingtich • Space
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. AL

    the Rep candidates have to be asked if they are going to hire the same Financial CEO people (who destroyed the US financially) like Bush Reagan and Clinton did and Obama now did. to fix what they destroyed or are they going to take their millions away and put them in jail where they belong? Maybe their families should have a taste of the street as well since this is where they put most people.
    The people need their money and homes back and frankly their mortgages were written under false pretenses and should be null and void.The homes were never for sale.What they did is plain evil and now they still have government jobs. How is this right?
    Thanks.

    January 30, 2012 at 6:39 am |
  2. Jim Thomas

    We could send all the scumbags and lowlife up in space and let them be tough up there but, they would wimp out,right?We actually do not have money in this country right now to spend on a space program like Ron Paul said.He is the only smart one up there.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    January 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  3. Chris

    After last nights debate I have decided to switch parties and vote for Gingrich. Colonizing the moon is brilliant and offers the opportunity to solve two vexing problems. By moving earths excess housing to the moon we solve our housing crisis, of excess inventory, as well as the inevitable shortage of moon-housing for the colonists.

    Think big.....

    January 27, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  4. Lynn Otting

    Absolutely nothing wrong with inspiring the youth to become interested in science, math, dreams and iIngenuity. Afterall, they are the future of America.

    January 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  5. gord

    maybe we should newt the moon

    January 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  6. Canada

    Show your voters the money for this idea????????????
    Jerry

    January 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
    • hoops

      I live in Florida; Ask the candidates; how someone that comes from another country automatically receives like 5000 dollars, food stamps, etc. Therefore, they just spend months not working and having a good time. While the rest of us; have grandparents that came here over 50 years ago and never received such help.

      January 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  7. Griff

    "If I remember, Lizzie of London' found her own Moon Colony in Austrailia a while back."

    January 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
  8. Mark

    What ignorant drivel. Please let's have some integrity from at least one National Corporate News Channel. I'm rooting for you guys at CNN. You have good journalists and great exposure. Surprise us all with a new motto "Integrity, in the News"

    Do not spend any more time talking about this kind of nonsensical garbage. just focus attention towards principled and honest candidates and what really their ideals and values are.

    January 26, 2012 at 7:03 pm |

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