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.

Day67 Thursday 11/04/10

ran 2.8 miles
  • Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Approval poll shows that 27% of American voters strongly approve of Barack Obama’s performance and 43% strongly disapprove, giving Obama an Approval Index rating of –16, compared to –20 on this day last week.
  • Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance and 54% at least somewhat disapprove.
  • Rasmussen Reports telephone exit polling found that 59% of those who voted on Election Day favored repeal of the health care law, including 48% who strongly favored its repeal.
  • An Election Night survey reported that those who went to the polls for the mid-term elections were largely angry and ready to repeal health care. Also, most voters favored the Tea party, tax cuts, and reduced government spending. And 55% of American voters believed that most Democrats in Congress have extreme views.
Barack and Michelle Obama, and an entourage of 3,000 people, will be off to India soon for a ten-day trip, which will cost American taxpayers $200 million a day for ten days. No kidding, amidst virtually double digit unemployment numbers, a weak economy, and a furious public with Obama’s entire agenda, which just wiped out a lot of democrats who risked their political careers for his beliefs and were unseated only two days ago for those beliefs, Obama is going to India, hitting some of the biggest spots in Asia, and all on our dime, achieving absolutely nothing equal to the scope of the money he is spending to do it and the audacity he has to hope so blindly that American’s are as uninformed as he would like to believe.

I like to humbly believe I am an open-minded human being who has the understanding and patience to not make preconceived notions or to pass unnecessary judgments on other people, who have as much right as I do to make decisions of any kind, but excess of this sort, when an entire nation is in your hands, is inexcusable. Regardless of what Barack Obama anticipated happening on the night of November 2, this trip took a lot of planning that started a long, long time ago, and whatever parties were involved with planning the trip, every single individual on that planning panel was fully aware of the proximity of the trip to the Mid-term elections.

My theory: Run! Create headlines that deter and weaken the reality of what just happened in the country you lead. I’d go so far as to say that our president made this trip so outrageously expensive to make it important enough to consume headlines so they would read in bold print anything but the stories about the election that just occurred. Maybe I am wrong, but it seems so obvious to me, planning a trip like this requires so much time and planning, and it just happens to be a few days after the Mid-term elections? They could have scheduled it two weeks from now. After the realization of Tuesday night, the difference in scrutiny between a few days of dealing with America’s wrath and abandoning the situation entirely for a week and a half is huge, and as strategic as it is transparent.

1,902.6 miles to go.