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.

Day611 Tuesday 05/01/12

ran 3.6 miles
Our president, or Campaigner in Chief, has reached some remarkable record-setting milestones on the campaign trail over the last few years. In a book by Brendan J. Doherty, "The Rise of the President's Permanent Campaign", set to be published this July, Doherty points out how determined Barack Obama is to be reelected, which consequently takes away from his appointed duties of actually serving as POTUS.  This president is exponentially more preoccupied and distracted with running for a second term than any other president in history.

From a DailyMail article written by Toby Harnden:

"Barack Obama has already held more re-election fundraising events than every elected president since Richard Nixon combined. Obama had held 104 fundraisers by March 6th this year, compared to 94 held by Presidents Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Snr, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush combined. Since then, Obama has held another 20 fundraisers, bringing his total to 124. Carter held four re-election fundraisers in the 1980 campaign, Reagan zero in 1984, Bush Snr 19 in 1992, Clinton 14 in 1996 and Bush Jnr 57 in 2004."

Presidents do not behave in this desperate sort of way when they have a successful record and results to back themselves up with. Ronald Reagan did not hold one single fundraiser when he ran for reelection in 1984. His results and his success made it unnecessary to waste his time with such sideshows. It might be accurate to say that Barack Obama's indulgence in fundraising events, more than every other president since Nixon, combined, is directly proportionate to his being the worst president since Nixon.  Reagan was highly successful and did not hold one single fundraiser (he also happened to win 49 out of 50 states) in 1984. Obama has a country completely divided, a terrible record, and the only glimmer of hope he has is to distract, blame, and distort as much as the money he raises will allow him to do.

195.8 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day246.

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