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Critics are calling it Gingrich's -- Odyssey the former -- idea to build a colony on the moon has become the butt of several jokes.
Gingrich isn't backing down he says that the GOP should shed its image as unfriendly to science and embraced the race for space Phil Keating is in Tampa with more on this I felt.
-- -- -- yes Newt Gingrich defending.
Charges that he is a bit too grandiose that jobs saying hey accept being grandiose.
That's part of being American and he began.
This campaign Saturday here in Florida the last day of early voting before Tuesday's Republican primary.
By touching back on a piece of historic tragedy and the American scene that was January 28.
When this space shuttle shuttle challenger.
Exploded and broke apart shortly after liftoff.
He did touched on that beams of science technology.
And the future -- -- Lincoln day breakfast and he offered.
But new vision for the GOP if he becomes president.
That with a bold new future.
I spent 25 years in business.
It if -- There have over army at its best.
Is the party of science technology.
Creating a better future but only issue in this room the American people so -- -- -- -- route and we can invent a better future.
That's who let -- have.
Interpreted here is of course is that historically in recent years the GOP is not necessarily embrace science as much it's not really for.
Stem cell research.
Data usage that -- -- -- be used as a political tool when it comes to climate change or global warming.
And of course there's the money issue that.
Tea Party they don't want to spend billions and billions of dollars putting a colony on the move -- -- -- slash spending and the federal budget left and right and Mitt Romney for his party he -- -- mark Gingrich for pandering for votes here and he's telling people.
It -- -- is just not being realistic.
I spent 25 years in business.
If I had a business executive -- to me and say they want to spend a few hundred billion dollars to put a colony on the moon I say you're fired.
That again the idea that corporate America wants to go off to the moon and build the colony there it it may be a big idea -- it's not a good idea.
That as for the tea party of Florida according to most reasonable of the quinnipiac about.
Half of the Tea Party years are behind Romney the other half are behind Gingrich and it's about a nine point lead for Romney latest -- in the polls.
Right across the -- here that is the Tampa Bay times forum.
And if you think the campaign is already gone on long enough and in Florida.
People have been bombarded.
With TV commercials.
A lot of mud -- it's -- -- between Romney and Gingrich gets what seven more months.
Until the Republican Party nominates.
Their nominee today and take on President Obama in November but here in Tampa over down the water it's all about pirates -- Berlin festival.
Half a billion people as the biggest party in Tampa this year if a politician came down today they may be forced to walk the plank.
It's all about good -- here today but the candidates they are trumping hard.
Across the state drumming up last minute vote for Tuesday's front -- that's terrific are always great to see you thank you very much.
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