Space as a political issue is usually second tier in American politics. However, that fact doesn’t mean that it is unimportant or that it doesn’t come up during presidential campaigns. With the 2020 presidential season starting in full swing just 11 months before the actual year begins, the time is ripe to start thinking about how the US space program’s course will be affected by the election’s outcome.
Update: This gem from the most famous socialist in the world, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:
"For what it’s worth, I don’t think expanding public imagination is a “new style.” It is a return to the Democratic Party that went to the moon, passed the Civil Rights Act, + strove for the Great Society."
It would be wonderful if Democrats favored going to the moon again.