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.

Day461 Saturday 12/03/11

ran 2.3 miles
“As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign. Because of the continued distractions, the continued hurt caused on me and my family, not because we are not fighters. Not because I’m not a fighter.”

Herman Cain quoted by NYTimes

We will probably never know if this was all mud or truth being slung in Herman Cain’s direction, but it is disappointing news. I’ve been raving about Cain for a long time before the Republican race heated up and the before debates began, so it is doubly disheartening to see him step down under these circumstances.

Two thoughts: The first, how blind are you to honestly believe you can run for the President of the United States of America without a crisis like this eventually revealing itself? If the allegations are true, then this man must obviously believe he can get away with anything. This is a nonplussing complete lack of virtue and morality that no man or woman should campaign for office with hanging next to their suits in their closet. Second, if Cain is innocent and this was nothing more than an orchestrated plot to remove him from the campaign then American politics have yet again been exposed for the unsavory and malevolent source of abuse we have all come to get comfortable with.Justify Full
Both scenarios seem too farfetched to accept, yet one of the two are a reality. John Edwards comes to mind. This guy was having an affair with a woman from Argentina, had a child with this woman, and he ran for president. You can’t make stuff like that up because it is just too ridiculous.

So Cain is stepping down. It is what it is. Looking forward, the man had a substantial following of supporters, so his endorsement for one of the remaining Republican candidates will be quite a bounty of transferred support. I am predicting he endorses Newt Gingrich. I don’t think that is a bold prediction as much as an obvious one, and I’m all for it.

684.9 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day96.

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