We’ve headed back into Northwest Ohio where we stumped in downtown Port Clinton and then we were interviewed by the News Herald there. Reporter Kristina Smith asked my wife (and ‘almost First Lady’) Liz about the long road we’ve been on (three elections, 75,000 miles to date). Liz responded that: “We live in a culture of instant gratification. This (the campaign) is long term. It is a real commitment.” During the interview, I said America should be stridently exploring alternative energy sources. [However, one alternative energy source I am adamantly opposed to is: nuclear power.] This evening we took our children to a small beach on Lake Erie, in Port Clinton. As they walked the shore line looking for driftwood and shells, off in the distance — in what could be best described as an: eerie back drop — the Davis Bessee Nuclear Power Plant’s steam rose into the dreary, gray twilight sky. Just a couple years prior, (in what received much national coverage) a part of the Davis Bessee reactor had corroded to an alarming, razor thin thickness — before it was discovered. This technology, based on the research we’ve done, is way too dangerous. And in our quest for “immediate gratification (in the case of nuclear power: abundant energy now),” to quote Liz, we are putting children in this generation, and those in future generations, at tremendous risk. Note: Earlier in the day, we stopped at the Coffee Express in Port Clinton. T-shirts on the employees of the coffee house all read: “Life is short… Stay awake for it!” Let’s all stay awake for this nuclear thing as well.