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.

Day488 Friday 12/30/11

16 MONTHS!!!

ran 3.2 miles

A little more than ten months of running against Obama to go. It’s been a long journey to this point but November 6, 2012, will be here before we know it. Thanks for reading the blog and keeping up with the miles. It is going to be a turbulent ten months and not one thing will surprise me along the way or shock me once we reach the final destination of election night.

When I started running sixteen months ago I had the naïve idea that somebody, anybody, would emerge as a hero much like Reagan did against Carter, ultimately achieving a similar landslide victory. Reagan took 44 states to Carter’s 6 (plus D.C.) in 1980. In 1984, he carried 49 states to Walter Mondale’s 1 (plus D.C.). Sixteen months later, I don’t foresee anything like that happening in 2012. Rather, America seems to be dividing in the middle and pulling apart in both directions.

Division. Here’s a mathematical analogy for America. One side wants to divide 5 by 2, which appears to be a perfectly natural idea on the surface, but the other side demands there be no decimal points. One side wants 2+2 to equal 5 and the other wants it to equal 3. The idea of two plus two equaling four is unacceptable in the political arena.

That being said, there is a lot of blame to pass around for our current state but Barack Obama has done little to dig us out of our hole and much to bury us deeper. And as he continues to raise our national debt I feel no consolation when he says things like “it would be worse if we hadn’t taken these measures”. That is a statement that cannot be proven and I expect more from a president than mere speculation about such consequential decisions regarding our economy and the debt that unborn generations are going to be born into owing upon arrival.

Ten more months, America. What’ll it be? Barack Obama or Someone Else?

595.7 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day123.

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