Whether in our living room or on a cruise ship, when I sit down at a piano with an adult beverage, the song “Fly Me To The Moon” is among the first to come to mind. My favorite rendition is performed by Diana Krall. Have a listen:
I haven’t been very attentive to the debates for the Republican primaries lately. Playing Wii golf was more compelling. Anyway, during the late news the other evening, I heard this excerpt from that evening’s debate that takes “promising the moon” to an entirely new level:
Newt proposed WHAT? I couldn’t stop laughing!
After my laughter subsided, I began to wonder if people had the same reaction to John F. Kennedy’s address to Congress about putting a man on the moon. This speech was in 1961, over 50 years ago!
Had it not been for JFK’s space initiatives, we probably wouldn’t have Google Earth. We probably wouldn’t have satellite television. There would be no satellite communication, let alone guided defense missiles. 4-G phones? Forget that too!
Maybe Newt’s idea isn’t too far fetched after all. Who can imagine what life will be 50 years from now anyway? We may need the moon. The economy might be better there. It would also give Mitt Romney a new place to keep money.
Regardless of who is elected President in 2012, we still live in the greatest country on earth. This country can accomplish anything with the determination to succeed. It always has, and it always will be able to.
And now, Newt has a new Election 2012 theme song. We may just have to change a few words! Or would Conway Twitty’s “Man in the Moon” be better?
Trey Lewis is VP Sales & Marketing for Ole South Properties Inc, Tennessee’s largest independent home builder, 615.896.0019 direct 615.593.6340 or email TLewis@olesouth.com. Specializing in new homes in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Clarksville, Gallatin, and Spring Hill, Tennessee.