The Obama campaign is out with a new ad today starring legendary American astronaut John Glenn. The ad targets Ohio voters.

When viewed strictly in terms of party loyalty, the former Democratic senator’s endorsement isn’t terribly remarkable. But considering Obama’s gutting of our space program, the one that launched Glenn into orbit and into Americans’ hearts and minds, Glenn’s assertion that the president has stood up for the American way of life and earned his trust is more than a little puzzling.