We have traveled to Napolean, Ohio where I interviewed two representatives of the American Foundry Society (AFS). Glenn Nelson represented AFS in D.C. last year by lobbying about a variety of issues, including the increasing outsourcing of foundry jobs in America. “Our industrial base (in the U.S.) is diminishing considerably,” he said. And there is not much of a dedication to “buy American” these days among U.S. consumers either, he added… I was then interviewed by Napolean’s News Signal newspaper. I told editor Brian Koeller that we should look at the higher gas prices, not as a “crisis,” but rather as an: “opportunity.” An opportunity to learn to conserve, while moving to more alternative (and cleaner) modes of transportation. I then talked about the hybrid bus we had researched at Bowling Green State University the day before… We then headed to Wauseon, Ohio where I talked with Steve Short about trade. Short is not an economist, but rather an average citizen — with some common sense — who has been simply thinking about trade issues for quite some time. He said in order to even the playing field internationally: To trade with countries like, say, China, the stipulation should be that workers there (in a specific field) get the same kind of ‘living wage’ (working conditions, benefits…) that American workers in the same field here get. In addition, Short said he believed that country should also adhere to the same environmental protection standards for industry that we do here… I was then interviewed by Fulton County’s The Expositor newspaper. Reporter Steve Colan asked me if there was anything different about this campaign, than the previous two. I said the main thing is that “we’ve learned even more things.” Then I talked about the Bowling Green State University hybrid bus, as an example. Note: Colan pointed out that many indicators would point toward us losing the election again. (It wasn’t clear which polls he was referring to, but nevertheless…) I said in response that if a town picks up on the hybrid bus idea and the air is a little cleaner for my children, or his, to breath: “We win.” I also said that, by the way… we are trying to win the whole thing as well.