Republican U.S. presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s vision of building a lunar outpost within eight years has been shot down by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and one-time confidant of the former House speaker, Roll Call reports.

“I think that it is unrealistic to think that we could establish a moon base by 2020, even if we spent all the money in the world,” Rohrabacher said. “[It’s] just going to bankrupt every other program.”

Rohrabacher said Gingrich is a visionary thinker “who can paint pictures for people of what a bright future we could have. But he doesn’t have the management and leadership abilities to lead those to fruition.”

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