"I don't think that the Vision (for Space Exploration) as written today is likely to survive the election, even if a Republican is elected," Robert Zubrin, the president of the Mars Society, told Popular Science recently.
Even the Emperor must be happy to hear Zubrin's comments. We're on the way to Vegas with that prognostication. $100 on first landing by 2020. If Zubrin says it, it can't be true.