The Space Elevator concept must be gaining traction – it’s now getting politicized. Some weeks ago, James Miller, an Assistant Professor of Economics at Smith College, proposed in his article “Elevating Elephants”, that the Republicans should adopt a campaign plank in support of a Space Elevator. Today at DailyKos, ManFromMiddletown posted an article that discussed energy alternatives and talked in favorable terms about the problems that a Space Elevator could solve. The author refers to the Miller article as coming from the “Dark Side”. He mentions LiftPort and believes that the Space Elevator should be built by an International Coalition.