The heck with the Republican Debate this week, I went to the Bluffton University Student Senate President Debate instead. The two candidates squared off on, of all things: jobs. Just can’t seem to get away from that subject this year. There’s a policy here that students can only take one on-campus job a year. But both candidates “pledged” to lobby to broaden that. I, on the other hand, would have lobbied to split each job between two students, seriously (sort of). Actually, I had an op/ed piece run in The Courier newspaper in Findlay, Ohio, yesterday promoting: “job sharing” as a way to help the five million who are currently unemployed in this country. The concept is simple. Someone works from 8 a.m. Monday until noon Wednesday, then the other person comes in the rest of the week. Or, you could split the days in half, or work every other week, or… During our campaign travels out west, we learned the Monterey School System in California allows teachers to alternate half years, or even years. Some people who are currently employed are financially capable of doing this, tomorrow. Others might have to be a little life-style savvy and cut back in various areas. Either way, for some (like 5 million) this would definitely be doable. Stop me if you’ve heard this before: “It’s not what your country can do for you, but it’s what you can do for your country (including your neighbor up the street whose out of work).” Note: Our Sarah’s homeschooling basketball team, the Eagles, soared (sorry) to victory in an eight-team tournament over the weekend. The Eagles beat their “arch-enemies” (their words) the Cougars. A team they’d lost to every time in the past two years, since the rivalry began. It was a real story in “…never giving up.” Something we’ve known well in the campaign.