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.

Day316 Monday 07/11/11

ran 3.7 miles
The screws continue to tighten on President Obama. Ultimatums and threats are coming from both sides of Congress over the smothering gravity of our debt ceiling. August 2 is the last square on the calendar to sort it out and make big decisions that will have long-term effects on America.

Making an ultimatum of their own, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee is urging voters not to donate their time or money to Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign if he “agrees to cuts in Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid”.

More than 160,000 people have pledged to not support Obama in 2012 if the above-mentioned concessions are made, according to the PCCC. One of the committee’s co-founders, Adam Green, feels that if Obama doesn’t fulfill these requests of his voters then it may be a better idea for him to run as an independent in 2012 instead of in the Democratic primary.

"If he's running as a Democrat, antagonizing the base like that is a pretty bad strategy."

This debt ceiling issue is one of the biggest decisions we’ve faced during Obama’s presidency and both sides have their backs up against the wall. Even compromising fairly on raising taxes and cutting Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, no matter how incrementally, will stir much discontent from voters on both sides. And the last thing these politicians want is to lose their jobs on November 6, 2012. This decision will clearly define exactly how honest and genuine each Senator and Representative is to their constituencies.

On a lighter note, here are some facts and stats about Ohio:
  • Ohio was the seventeenth state to join the union on March 1, 1803, nine years before Louisiana and seven years after Tennessee.
  • Population, as of 2010, is 11,536,504.
  • Senators are Sherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R).
  • Representatives are Steven Chabot (R), Jean Schmidt (R), Michael Turner (R), Jim Jordan (R), Robert Latta (R), Bill Johnson (R), Steve Austria (R), John Boehner (R), Marcy Kaptur (D), Dennis Kucinich (D), Marcia Fudge (D), Patrick Tiberi (R), Betty Sutton (D), Steven LaTourette (R), Steve Stivers (R), Jim Renacci (R), Timothy Ryan (D), and Bob Gibbs (R).
  • Ohio has eighteen electoral votes after having lost two as a consequence of the 2010 Census Reapportionment. Historically, Ohio has been a swing state for a long time. The state’s large number of electoral votes makes it a priority for campaigning in every presidential election. Ohio has voted for the winning president in every single election except one in 1944. Ohio’s unexplainable ability to correctly pick the winner so often makes the importance of the state’s votes even more critical to secure each presidential election. Barack Obama defeated John McCain 52% to 47% in 2008.
1,141.7 miles to go.

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