Major General Charles Bolden, current NASA Administrator played a straight bat at a press conference held at the International Astronautical Congress, held in Naples, Italy, as he fielded a question from this writer as to whether he would be prepared to served Mitt Romney if he was elected as US President.
After noting that the event was purely “hypothetical”, the good ex-marine pilot and astronaut that he is, Bolden expressed his loyalty to President Obama.
“I do serve this President. I am appointed by him and I serve him at his discretion.” Bolden proudly announced.
Perhaps he was a little too rash as the question became not so unrealistic after Romney’s debating performance against the incumbent, Barak Obama, in the first of the televised US Presidential debates . While he did upset Sesame Street fans, with a quip against Big Bird (the character not the spy satellite class), Mitt Romney’s impressive style has blown the race wide open.
Before that, Obama had been looking like he was moving into an unassailable lead in the polls. That trend has now been reversed.