Newt Gingrich is a space cadet, not that this is any news. Yesterday, he said that by the end of his second term (funny) that the United States would have a permanent base on the Moon. I mean, I'm all for space exploration and bases on the Moon, Mars, and beyond, but seriously I'm gobsmacked. I love when political candidates run on platforms of anti-government everything and then turn around and throw something like this into the mix. Last time I checked, NASA was a government program. It's all a bit strange and weird. Towards the end of the video, Gingrich says, "Americans are instinctively grandiose, because we believe in a better future." I'm not quite sure how to unpack that statement, but I will say this, by the end of my second term, I promise to have a giant glitter castle built on the Moon for everyone to play in!