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.

Day246 Monday 05/02/11

President Obama and members of his national security staff during the operation to take out Osama bin Laden. White House photo

ran 3.6 miles

The announcement of Osama bin Laden’s demise came so late and as such a surprise last night that today it is important to acknowledge how relieved and united this entire country is for the families and friends of those whose lives were lost on 9/11; for the sense of closure they must be feeling.

Barack Obama earned a worthy medal for his presidency as being the man who gave the executive order to perform the raid in Pakistan. The decision was riddled with risks. For one thing, Osama bin Laden quite possibly may not have been there. And had he not been, America would have had some difficult explaining to do to the country of Pakistan for storming in unannounced. It required a large sum of testicular fortitude to follow through with this mission, known as "Operation Geronimo", and he deserves credit.

Having said that, my opinion of his performance as our president remains unaltered. His policies and his actions have driven him into the ground with disapproval and I would venture to say that had this epic moment not have occurred, it would have been twice as hard to redeem himself in the eyes of Americans who voted for him in 2008 and are now weighing whether that was a mistake or not. Obama’s polling numbers are going to rise noticeably and he is going to have a strong wave of momentum to build off of. If he can formulate an “Operation Geronimo” on gas prices then he would emerge as a hero having obtained a sense of redemption for everything he has done up until now, which so many of us utterly disagree with.

Barack Obama has shown his spots and they are not going to change. He has more than defined himself and his agenda, and as the election nears there will more than likely be a series of actions that will predictably appease the independent voters who are undecided. This presidential election is going to come down to a very small percentage of voters. According to polls, America is nearly equally divided for and against Obama’s reelection, except for a mere ten percent, or less, of undecided voters and they will be the deciding factor.

1,368.2 miles to go.

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