So who is advising Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on space issues? We know that Lori Garver, who previously worked with the Hillary Clinton campaign, is helping the Obama campaign on this issue; she noted at the Mars Society conference debate that she had talked with Obama several times on this. He is also getting input from others, as well, including, as Roll Call reported today, a group of “about 60″ former generals and admirals:
David McGinnis, a former Army National Guard general who has also been active in the senior officers group, said that aside from media appearances and speaking at campaign events, the group’s members do a lot of vetting of national security policies and field questions from the campaign and Obama himself. The group has discussed topics with Obama and his campaign ranging from the economy as an instrument of national power to the nation’s space policy, McGinnis and other officers said.