BUSH HAS GIVEN HIS SPACE SPEECH: Rand Simberg is unimpressed.

On the other hand, at the moment 63% (of over 40,000 respondents) say full speed ahead in the poll accompanying this MSNBC story. Like all Internet polls, it’s unscientific, of course, but the margin is huge and I supsec this suggests that it’s playing well among people who support space in general.

I’m lukewarm. I don’t think this is a dramatic enough departure from mismanagement as usual, and I suspect that the long timetable, for reasons I laid out earlier, will mean that a lot of money will be wasted. I certainly hope that I’m wrong.