Space Elevator Politics
"For the 2006 midterm elections, Republicans should propose an idea so big that it stretches to the stars. Republicans should commit the government to building a space elevator by 2020."
In reference to which Professor Reynolds, in fact, Insta-comments, "I like space elevators, but I kind of doubt this is an election-winner."
Agreed. (And not to quibble, but to be precise, the Professor does not actually "like space elevators," he loves them.)