Average Joe Buckeye Blitz cont. Big Day on the “…back roads of Ohio” campaign trail! The Columbus Dispatch said Bush and Kerry are in a dead heat in Ohio, 46% to 46%. During a whistle-stop in Fostoria (pop. 13,000) , I said to a Times Review reporter: “Wouldn’t it be something if a small town, independent presidential candidate (read: me) from Ohio had just enough of an impact to sway the vote here? And, ultimately, the National Election.” I then traveled on to Tiffin, Ohio (pop. 18,135) where I was interviewed by political reporter Matt Suman. I told him about Grand Junction, Colorado’s Marillac Clinic, which we researched several years ago. Volunteer doctors, nurses, town people who do intakes, janitorial work… staff a two-story hospital where everyone in the county who doesn’t have health insurance are seen on an extremely minimal sliding fee scale. With 46 million uninsured in America, I told Mr. Suman that maybe we should be looking to setting up more Marillac Clinics. Tomorrow I do a 6:40 a.m. phone in spot on the “Tom & Beth” radio show in Fostoria, and after a stop in Fremont, head north for a series of whistle-stops in towns along Lake Erie in Ohio.