Good morning everyone. We had fun on the show this morning with Jeriann back after a couple days off. And, Brad finally shaved his goatee turned handle-bars moustache. I think he looks better without facial hair but it gave us an excuse to make fun of him for a while. We joked that he look like the guy who shot the documentary called SuperSize Me. What do you think?
I think Capt Traffic must have had some sort of grooming team with him this morning because he was apparently shaving in between traffic hits. Not sure why, but hey…whatever. By the time He got to the simple mustache…I thought he looked like Mike Schmidt. I agree…I think we can simply let the idea of Brad and facial hair go away.
Ok… to the news.
A GOP Debate will be held later today in Michigan and Fred Thompson, the newest addition to the pool of candidates will be a part of that event. Some political observers are saying if he does well this could give him the push he needs to jump up in the polls. He came in second place in The Des Moines Register poll of likely caucus voters out this weekend. But some his campaign is dying because he doesn’t seem to WANT to be president. It will be interesting to see how well he does today.
Speaking of the Presidential Race. Amanda Krenz did a story that aired this morning about young voters getting on board with some of the campaigns. The piece featured an 18 year old who is working on the Obama campaign. According to Amanda, about 65 percent of caucus voters were over age 50.
So, some candidates are really trying to get the young voters to the polls. Especially Democrats. But, Pat and I were reminiscing about 2004 and both agree this is hard to do. Remember how Howard Dean had a huge young following and was expected to do well in Iowa? Turned out few of those followers actually went to caucus for him. He ended up third that year and his campaign never recovered.
The Des Moines Register’s Political Columnist David Yepsen says this all the time. You can get a lot of energy into a campaign with these young supporters. The problem comes Caucus night when it’s time to sit around for three hours and actually vote. It’s not like stepping into a voting booth.
Pat Golfs with the Pros
I will let Pat tell you more about this. He got to golf yesterday in a pro-am team at Legacy Golf Course in Norwalk as part of the Gateway Tour Championship
I never get to see John Bachman. I’m up at two in the morning…He’s getting to work about the time I’m going down for an afternoon nap. We’ve played golf several times over the eight years I’ve known John and it’s always really enjoyable. John loved the game of golf like I do. We spent five minute son one of the greens at Legacy yesterday hitting a putt over and over again just to see the different ways it might get closer to the hole. That should tell you how hard they’ve set up the Legacy this week for these young professionals. We played yesterday with a pro named Todd Rosetti. He and his caddie(also named Todd) were really great to play with. Todd took a ball and simply dropped it on several of the greens…the ball rolled off of the green on all of them. He told us they were some of the most severe greens he’s ever played and this guy qualified for the US Open at Oakmont this summer! I asked for the picture of our group so I can post it here…they haven’t emailed it yet. I’ll post when I get it.
Other than that…there’s not a lot going on.
It’s our Anniversary so I think Sally and I are going to go out to dinner and use a gift Certificate to Wok in Motion tonight. In a lot of ways I can’t believe it’s been eight years since we tied the knot…
Sally jokes sometimes that when my alarm goes off at 2am…every morning she thinks no x#*&#ing way! I got up this morning and thought what I think most mornings…I’m really lucky to wake up next to my favorite person in the world.
Have a good Day!
PWD and BB