Fred Joins the Debate, Young Voters, and Pat Golfs

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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.

Fred Debates
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.
Young Voters
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

27 comments

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone ever noticed how Brad flairs his nostrils when he smiles? Every picture I have seen of him and every morning when he gives that big grin in the camera at the end of the show, his nostrils just flair right out.Just an observation from a stay at home mom that doesn’t have much better to do than notice Brad’s nose.

  • Anonymous

    I think that is really cool that you are able to spend your life with your soul mate. I hope that someday that will happen to me…where I can wake up every morning to the person that I truly love and adore. Until then, I guess I’ll just keep reading about other people’s perfect lives.Wow, I’m pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    You aren’t pathetic, I think that’s actually the way a lot of people feel, including myself. Pathetic is the person who posted before you about Brad’s nose, now that’s pathetic! Brad has a perfect nose.M

  • Anonymous

    Nope M, I think that Anon was right on when they said that Brad’s nose flairs. Look at the picture…the proof is in the pudding.Len

  • Anonymous

    As much as I agree with you, that doesn’t ever seem to happen around here. Typically Brad is the subject of more than half of the comments. Can you imagine if there was nothing else to talk about? How nice that would be for Brad!

  • Anonymous

    I think it would be cool if Brad busted out the nose hair comb over. There’s gotta be enough for at least one wrap around the head in those giant nostrils.

  • Anonymous

    ODD? You can tell that from the 1 minute at a time that you see of him every morning?I happen to know him…he’s not odd at all. In fact, he’s a great guy!

  • Anonymous

    Well what else are we supposed to go on here? He never posts comments, so we only have the “one minute at a time that we see him” to go on. I’m going with odd.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing is funny when it is a put down. This is the reason Brad stays off the bolg. I think there a some people that need a life. Like I said leave Brad alone Jan

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think it was originally a put down. One person just noticed that Brad flares his nose out when he smiles. The other comments were just funny additions. Some people need to get a sense of humor.Evan

  • Anonymous

    If you are the President of the Brad Fan Club seems to me you really need to kick up the membership effort!

  • Anonymous

    This is not a knock on Brad… but I thought the Wyatt Earp comment from yesterday was pretty funny.I’m sure he knows (cause he seems like he’s got a sense of humor) that the Handle Bars were pretty funny looking.Made me laugh quite a BIT 🙂Keep it up Bradley!

  • Anonymous

    BRAD: YOU LOOK MUCH BETTER W/OUT THE FACIAL HAIR. IT WASN’T YOU!!TO PAT ( & HIS WIFE ) HAPPY ANNIVERSAY. I WATCH YOU GUYS EVERY MORNING.

  • Anonymous

    GAWD!!!!!IT would really suck to have your appearance, personal life, abilities, etc. be scrutinized with such vivid detail and sometimes harshness on a daily basis by blog lurchers.

  • Anonymous

    I think y’all are just being silly. He’s got a pretty small nose.BTW, he looks much better (read: striking) in person. Saw him out at the farmers market last weekend.

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