Press Release

Tea Party in Space Endorses Gingrich for President

By SpaceRef Editor
January 31, 2012
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Tea Party in Space Endorses Gingrich for President

TPIS PR — (Titusville FL) — Tea Party in Space (TPIS) is excited to endorse Newt Gingrich for President of the United States. Mr. Gingrich is the only candidate who consistently articulates a bright vision for future American space exploration and settlement. Mr. Gingrich’s unique approach of utilizing the government and private sector is exactly what NASA needs.

“Newt Gingrich is the only credible candidate in this primary race in Florida who has any credibility when it comes to America’s future in space,” said Andrew Gasser, President and National Coordinator for TPIS. “Newt will not have to take a poll or rely on ‘advisors’ who have a history of poor history of delays and significant budget overruns. Instead, he wants to return NASA to the beaming example of American exceptionalism that it once was.”

The TPIS team reached out to all of the candidates looking for their personal positions on space policy, as well as reviewed debate answers, and speeches made on the subject. The candidates were then graded on the tea party core values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. Mr. Gingrich was graded “superior” in every category.

“Mr. Gingrich’s bold announcement of a moon base by 2020 is not unrealistic like some would have Americans believe,” Gasser continued. “Newt brings the kind of leadership lacking at NASA while the other candidates want to continue the status quo. This isn’t the 1960s and 70s where ‘only NASA’ could build rockets and space stations. Today the private sector has more than proven that if you remove the shackles of government bureaucracy, American ingenuity will flourish.”

“On space policy Newt Gingrich has the vision to get NASA back on track and transition the US from have a space program to a Space industry,” said Isaac Mooers, Director of Operations at TPIS. “His space policy views are in line with the TPIS platform and our core values. We want to encourage all voters who want America’s space program to be exceptional to vote Newt Gingrich in the Florida Primary tomorrow and the following primaries.”


TEA Party in Space (TPIS), is a non-partisan organization dedicated to educating the American people and their elected representatives in applying the core principles of fiscal responsibility, limited government, and free markets to the rapid and permanent expansion of American civilization into the space frontier, focusing on strategies for privatization, deregulation, and appropriate technology development partnerships between government institutions and the private sector. TEA Party in Space is proud to be part of a coalition of individual tea party groups with Tea Party Patriots. For more information, visit

SpaceRef staff editor.