This past week’s big event was visiting Junior Achievement’s new building at San Diego State University. Junior Achievement as you probably know is a nationwide program that trains young people to be businessmen and -women. To do this, they set up a number of small commercial stores at their facility. Each of these stores is peopled by students in grades 5-7. They carry on commerce between each other, buying and selling. They have two small banks, a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant, a telephone company, a TV studio, and the San Diego Foundation is present in case anyone wants to make a charitable contribution. Students borrow money from the banks and they pay it back. At the end of the day, it is expected to be a break-even operation with any profits given to the San Diego Foundation. Visitors are allowed to buy items for sale at the stores. Betty bought a Frisbee, and we had our picture taken by one of the student entrepreneurs from the Sea World booth. The program seems to be having a huge impact throughout the country.
As you know, we have been conducting a poll on today’s Presidential primaries. The results of our poll give Barack Obama a significant lead over Hillary Clinton in both Ohio and Texas, as well as in the overall contest. Frankly, I’m not a Democrat, but I hope Obama wins — I think he would be a better candidate. And who knows, I might choose to vote for him myself.