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.

Day295 Monday 06/20/11

ran 4.3 miles
Leaders of NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected Officials) are disappointed in Barack Obama for failing, for the third year in a row, to make an appearance at their annual conference. He had promised as a presidential candidate in 2008 to return as president. Whether he has one more year or five more years to reappear at NALEO as a president is obviously yet to be determined.

I seriously doubt he will make next year’s conference either; however, if reelected in 2012, I have a feeling Barack Obama will be attending this conference and many others every year as he will have nothing to lose, as the possibility for a third term is nonexistent. If Barack Obama gets his second term, he will have four more years that he will not have to answer to the expectations of a third election. This is true in the case of any second-term president, but in the particular case of Barack Obama the possibility of his second term is why I am running every day and posting every night to do whatever little I can to contribute to making Obama a one-term president.

On a similar note, GOP candidate Michele Bachmann spoke at the Republican Leadership Conference this past weekend in New Orleans pointing out a similar sense of disappointment, which NALEO and so many other organizations and individuals must be feeling regarding Barack Obama’s empty promises and lack of progress.

“This president has failed the Hispanic community. He has failed the African-American community. He has failed us all when it comes to jobs.”


She went on to state some staggering unemployment percentages among Hispanic and African-American communities, “The status quo certainly isn't working for the African-American community, with 16 percent unemployment, or the Hispanic community, with nearly 12 percent unemployment. It's even worse for the youth: For Hispanic youth right now, 26 percent unemployment; for African-American youth, 40 percent unemployment.” These numbers are backed up by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and they are extremely disappointing in respect to the promises Obama campaigned on to get so many voters to elect him.

1,210.7 miles to go.

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