The Democratic presidential candidate and Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, spoke to a group of space professionals in Washington last month. He said space is a "a bona fide area of economic growth and opportunity" and that he would use the Spaceport America model for his national space policy. He is the only Democratic candidate I would consider voting for, mostly for his views on space.
1. space beyond the atmosphere of the earth.
prag·ma·tism (prgm-tzm) n. A way of approaching situations or solving problems that emphasizes practical applications and consequences.