So suggests Washington D.C.'s The Examiner.
"When the Democratic National Convention rolls into the Mile-High City," the Examiner writes, "Two leaders with widely-varying views on space will symbolize a potential fracture in the Democratic party over space.
"On the one hand, there's senior party member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, not only a space booster but a veteran space flier himself. On the other hand, there's the presumptive nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, who's widely regarded as anti-space...."
The paper goes on to say that "six months ago, Obama said that he would chop a third of NASA's budget and move it into education." But with the advent of NASA's 50th anniversary, his office "launched a pro-space statement.
"I believe we need to revitalize NASA’s mission to maintain America’s leadership, and recommit our nation to the space program, and as President I intend to do just that," he said.