Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day60 Thursday 10/28/10

ran 2.6 miles
  • Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Approval poll reflects that 25% of American voters strongly approve of Barack Obama’s performance and 45% strongly disapprove, giving Obama an Approval Index rating of –20, compared to –14 on this day last week.
  • Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance and 55% at least somewhat disapprove.
  • Today’s “Election 2010 Balance of Power” summary predicts the Democrats to end up with 48 Senate seats and for Republicans to finish with 45 Senate seats. California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Washington, and West Virginia are all toss-ups. Republicans would need six of these seven toss-up states to win the majority in the Senate.
  • Today’s “Gubernatorial Scorecard” shows the Republicans with 28 states, Democrats with 13, and 8 toss-ups (Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, and Vermont).
  • Larry Sabato, a professor at the University of Virginia who has made a reliable name for himself in election polling, has posted his final predictions in his article “The Crystal Ball’s Final Calls”. He predicts 55 Republican seats gained in the House and 8 Republican seats gained in the Senate.
Five days left until the election. Tuesday could be an incredible day in history and a huge statement that we American citizens can still have a voice among all the indecipherable chatter of politicians. The puffery and misleading antics that consume the American election process are deceiving and overwhelming to everyone when they start asking themselves the important questions. With that being said, I find great comfort in reading over some of the words of America’s founders. It helps to reconnect with the true intentions of America’s conception and why it is still such an amazing nation thriving in its third century of unrivaled freedom.

This is a quote I memorized the first time I read it. And I hold it on a pedestal to the current events that mock its message.

“Adore God. Reverence and cherish your parents. Love your neighbor as yourself, and your country more than yourself. Be just. Be true. Murmur not at the ways of Providence. So shall the life into which you have entered, be the portal to one of eternal and ineffable bliss.”

Thomas Jefferson

1,919.5 miles to go.