Buckeye Back Road Tour cont.: We made a brief pit-stop back home in Cleveland last week. Liz and I painted a couple rooms in the place next door to put food on the table. I told a Channel 3 News reporter (the paint still on my hands) that while the other presidential candidates were posturing to appeal to the middle class, I was, well, “painting houses.” I bowl too. While at home, I was also interviewed by the Cleveland Catholic Diocesan newspaper. I said our platform revolved around the underpinnings of Catholic Social teaching, including having a “Consistent Life Ethic” that sets us against: abortion, euthanasia, poverty, pollution, global warming, nuclear proliferation… and anything else that can end life prematurely. Note: While back in Cleveland this time, we had two bicycles stolen over a period of three days. Last year we had our campaign vehicle grafittied and a brick was also thrown through the passenger window. That’s just the kind of neighborhood it can be sometimes.