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.

Day165 Thursday 02/10/11

ran 4.0 miles
  • Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Index rating shows that 27% of American voters strongly approve of Obama’s performance as president while 36% strongly disapprove, giving Barack Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9.
  • Overall, 50% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of Obama’s performance and 50% disapprove.
  • According to Rasmussen Reports, only 51% of homeowners believe their home is worth more than their mortgage. This is the lowest since May of 2009.
  • Just 45% of voters recognize that America has the world’s biggest economy.
  • Only 30% of Americans believe our country is generally heading in the right direction.
  • Rasmussen Reports polls 58% of Americans favor the repeal of the health care law.
If you missed yesterday’s post it is worth a glance. Obama plans on making a three-book graphic novel, or comic book, to explain to Americans what is in his health care law, implying that we are all idiots with the intellectual prowess of sixth graders.

Along the same lines of senselessness, all day today chief members of Obama’s staff claimed that the protests in Egypt had been quelled and that Hosni Mubarak would be relinquishing his power today. Contradicting our national media outlets, Mubarak actually got in front of a camera and informed his protesting people that he would not step down, but he would delegate some of his power to his newly sworn in vice president. He expressed that he would not be pushed around by other nations.

Based on the polls and stats listed above, it is fascinating to me how divided this nation is. I don’t claim my political beliefs to be entirely right and I certainly consider the fact that I may be wrong, but when Barack Obama’s approval numbers stay around 50% as they often do, it is troubling to look into the future of America. I am committed to what I believe when it comes to how this nation’s government should be run, but it is so strange to acknowledge that 50% of the people in this country completely disagree with my and so many others’ views. And they think I am just as crazy as I think they are. What is the disconnection? How is it that so many people can be so equally divided? When November 6, 2012 arrives and we elect someone else or reelect Barack Obama for a second term, 50% of Americans are going to be unhappy. With a ratio like that we ought to save the millions of dollars that would be spent on campaigning and just flip a coin. I am being facetious, of course, and would never flip a coin over such an epic matter, but the truth is 1 out of every 2 people in America, statistically, are quite possibly going to be extremely disappointed after the next presidential election. The fact that America is equally divided and has arrived at such a seemingly unbridgeable gap is the greatest setback in this nation since the Civil War.

1,639.6 miles to go.

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