Catching up on the last couple weeks (blog was down)… We launched on our next tour, heading south in our 1978 motorhome. A couple spark plug wires shook loose around Cincinnati and we were cresting hills on I-75 at 40 mph, with everyone leaning forward… Then the tail lights went on the fritz, but the folks at Sechrest Automotive in Williamstown, KY, took care of that. I gave “Brad” there a campaign card. He said he’d get it blown up and make a yard sign out of it… That afternoon, we stopped at a YMCA just outside of Lexington, Kentucky. The local ABC News affiliate was doing some filming at an anti-smoking display they had set up here this day. I told the reporter I was running for president and had some views on smoking. He said great, and did an interview. (And we continute to do this all without an advance staff.) Among a number of things, I said I was onboard with the new Surgeon General allowance for graphic pictures (black lungs, people with emphysima…) that will be included on the sides of cigarette packs this year. Only 20% of people now smoke in this country because, in part, because of agressive advertising against it. Smoking leads to so many attendant health problems in this country, including a form of slow suicide. That is everytime someone lights up, it’s like putting a little tiny gun with a little tiny bullet in one’s mouth. Note: Our healthcare platform is heavy on prevention.