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.

Day251 Saturday 05/07/11

ran 3.9 miles
Fox News recently hosted the first Republican Presidential Debate in South Carolina. Standing behind podiums were Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Gary Johnson, and Tim Pawlenty. Absent were names like Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, and Mitt Romney.

The debate was symbolic of the gate at the starting line to this race officially opening. I am obviously biased in my approach to 2012. I want Barack Obama out and I will vote for a box of nails if that is what he is running against. I am going to follow these candidates closely over the next year and a half and form opinions about them like everybody else but, ultimately, whoever earns their way to being the final name on the Republican ticket is going to go against everything Barack Obama represents. While it is important to make informed decisions and votes to get the best man or woman to November 6, 2012, it is also an unavoidable fact that regardless of who it is they will campaign on rebuilding the deconstruction this nation has been weakened with for so long and they will go against the ideas Obama stands for. Whoever it ends up being I am voting for them, whoever that Someone Else will be.

After the campaign gate was opened and the debate took off I was particularly excited to see what Ron Paul and Herman Cain had to say. I don’t know enough about Santorum, Johnson, or Pawlenty to form anything more than a first impression but I have always been a big fan of Paul and I am extremely interested in Herman Cain, a name many have never heard of.

Ron Paul has a realistic, “matter-of-fact” approach to the problems America faces. His ideas make so much sense that they seem out of place in a setting such as Washington. Paul is a long-time Representative out of Texas.

Herman Cain, on the other hand, has never served as a politician and that is a strength worth recognizing. But, then again, Barack Obama barely had any experience either. However, Herman Cain does have a dazzling amount of experience in the corporate world having served as CEO of different corporations. He is best known for his success with Godfather’s Pizza. He became CEO at a time when this company was flailing toward bankruptcy and in a short period of time he turned the company around and had it making profit again.

At this early stage, of these five candidates I like Cain the most. He is genuine and comfortable when he speaks and he has a highly successful background, he has never been a politician, which I think is a real virtue, and he endorses the Fair Tax, which would abolish federal income taxes and the IRS. If you don’t know anything about the Fair Tax then check it out. It is gaining a lot of momentum and it would solve many of the problems America faces.

1,347.4 miles to go.


  1. The content in that video clip looks scripted. Just weird.


  2. Know what you mean...but...Fox has been periodically letting that group of people weigh in on different issues, leading up to the election, while certain elected Republican Senators and/or Representatives are in the room to hear their criticism and answer questions. They are all conservatives with high expectations of who they elect, so it is one-sided, but it is vindicating, at the least, to watch elected officials squirm when they are asked why their not performing the tasks they campaigned on. Something eerie happens to these people once they get elected.

  3. Oh, I didn't know they appeared regularly. That makes more sense.