I was interviewed by Mike Smith who is Director of News Operations for a group of Clear Channel Radio Stations throughout a five county area of southern Ohio. He asked me why I considered myself average. I said: “Because I cut my own grass (when I’m home) and we eat at Mexican restaurants, because the chips are free.” He smiled. Mr. Smith asked about our strategy for 2008. I said we were planning on winning Ohio and a number of independent leaning states like Vermont, Montana, Wyoming… and, well, who knows about the rest of the country… I reiterated the part about winning Ohio with a reporter from the Circleville Herald newspaper later in the day. He said that would be: “huge!” I smiled. The reporter also asked me about Iraq. I said we predicated going into Iraq to find and eliminate “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” I then said, ironically enough, that if we let the weapons inspectors into Montana they would find some 2000 Weapons of Mass Destruction aimed all over the world. I continued that “common sense” would indicate that if we have amassed this massive arsenal and have it aimed all over the world — wouldn’t other countries feel threatened? I mean, c’mmon. And if they feel threatened, wouldn’t it only be natural they (Iran, North Korea…) would be trying to make their own nuclear weapons? So, the $64,000 question(s)? Do we work toward imposing sanctions, and maybe even a “pre-emptive” strike, to stop these countries? Or do we start to dramatically scale back (or end) our own nuclear weapons program as a good faith gesture? Note: After writing this, I read an Associated Press article in the Deleware Gazette that reported Iranian President Mohmoud Ahmedinejad said this week that the U.S. and other Western nations are engaging in non-peaceful nuclear proliferation… Given the Bush administration has just proposed maybe spending billions of dollars replacing older nuclear warheads with newer more potent ones — I’d have to say that this, indeed, sounds like: non-peaceful nuclear proliferation. I mean, again, c’mmon.