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Best wishes to those affected by the earthquake and resulting tsunami in Indonesia. I saw a news report which said in part that the earthquake registered an 8.6 on the Richter scale. However, the prime minister declared there were no immediate injuries. Considering the severity of the temblor, that no one was hurt is a miracle.
Mitt Romney is going to the Republican Party’s nominee for president. Rick Santorum suspended his campaign this week. He made inroads in the south and forced Newt Gingrich to abandon his presidential ambition last week. Ron Paul remains officially in the race but he’s no match for Romney. Santorum came close in the Midwest. He nearly won contests in Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
However, Romney prevailed in all three states. The Pennsylvania primary is Apr. 27. Pennsylvania is Santorum’s home state. Theoretically, he has a great advantage. Then again, he badly lost a U.S. Senate re-election campaign in 2006. He hasn’t faced the state’s voters since then. A 30-point lead in the polls had been sliced to three points.
Romney was clearly ready to spend millions of dollars to seize the victory and end the nominating contest. Had Santorum won Pennsylvania, the outcome would have been in question for another month or two. I doubt there was any chance for the brokered convention pundits breathlessly debated. However, President Obama didn’t claim the 2008 Democratic nomination until winning the Puerto Rico primary June 3. Romney probably would had to wait that long–if not longer–had he lost the Keystone State. He’ll surely rather spend the spring attacking the president than fellow Republicans.
Friday was a holiday in the U.S. Even so, the monthly jobs report appeared as scheduled. The numbers were worst than expected. Analysts expected about 250,000 net jobs to be created in March. Instead, only about 125,000 jobs were added. More jobs are certainly better than fewer jobs. However, the economy needs to improve more quickly to help the millions of unemployed and underemployed people.
Speaking of people, gas prices remain high. A government report said the price of a gallon of gasoline should peak in May at $4.01. The price is forecast to be about $3.95 this summer. A nickel per gallon means something over time. Nonetheless, summer vacations will necessarily be more expensive. They’ll therefore be tougher to execute.
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No matter if you want a hard top or a soft top, you will find what you are seeking. I hope to travel this summer. Maybe I’ll see you on the roads. I’ll congratulate you in advance on your stylish new top. I hope you have a great weekend. Thank you as always for visiting. I look forward to reading your comments.