Sunday, January 20, 2008
Rudy Giuliani Vows Pro-Space
Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani has told Florida space leaders that "space will be a priority in the Giuliani White House from Day One" with press reports indicating that the former New York City Mayor promised to return Americans to the moon and send astronauts to Mars if elected president.
Giuliani is the first candidate from either party to assure the Floridans directly of his support for NASA and manned space exploration. Democrats Hillary R. Clinton and Barack H. Obama have issued space policy statements.
Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and Giuliani may be pressed for more detailed positions as the campaign among voters living along central Florida's Interstate 4. Space may even become a topic in the televised presidential debate there.