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.

Day467 Friday 12/09/11

ran 4.8 miles
Found this on the Drudge Report. This Sunday 60 Minutes will be airing an interview with Barack Obama hosted by Steve Kroft on CBS. Here is an excerpt of the preview the network released.

STEVE KROFT: Do you think that you might have the unemployment rate down to 8 percent by the time the election rolls around?

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I think it's possible. But…I'm not in the job of prognosticating on the economy. I'm in the job of putting in place the tools that allow the economy to thrive and Americans to succeed. Sometimes when I'm talking to my team, I- describe us…as…I'm the captain and they're the crew on a ship, going through really bad storms. And no matter how well we're steering the ship, if the boat's rocking back and forth and people are getting sick and…they're being buffeted by the winds and the rain and…at a certain point-- if you're asking, "Are you enjoying the ride right now?" Folks are going to say, "No." And are they going to say, "Do you think the captain's good—doing a good job?" People are going say, "You know what? A good captain would have had us in some smooth waters and sunny skies, at this point." And I don't control the weather. What I can control are the policies we're putting in place to make a difference in people's lives.

STEVE KROFT: Did you overpromise? Did you underestimate how difficult this was going to be?

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I didn't overpromise. And I didn’t-- underestimate how tough this was going to be. I always believed that this was a long-term project…And-- you know, for individual Americans, who are struggling right now, they have every reason to be impatient. Reversing structural problems in our economy that have been building up for two decades, that was going to take time. It was going to take more than a year. It was going to take more than two years. It was going to take more than one term. Probably takes more than one president.

In an MSNBC interview in 2009 with Matt Lauer, President Obama bluntly declared that if he had not fixed the economy within three years, then he would be a one-term president.

“If I don't have this done in three years, then this is going to be a one-term proposition."

Barack Obama

“I didn’t overpromise?”

“I didn’t underestimate?”

“Reversing structural problems in our economy…probably takes more than one president.”

There you have it. The only question for 2012 is "Why is Barack Obama even running for a second term when he has clearly failed, even by his own admission?'

666.2 miles to go.

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