Things could be worse for two of the candidates, anyway. Republican hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney both journey to sunny Puerto Rico to woo voters who anticipate the territory’s primary on Sunday.
Though they were just getting acclimated to all things Southern a few days ago, the two hopefuls head to the Midwest for some heartland campaigning in the next 72 hours; Mr. Romney, for example, will headline an event at Pancakes Eggcetera in Rosemont, Ill., while Mr. Santorum greets fans at Schnuck’s Crossing in Wildwood, Mo. Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich will be spending much time in Louisiana.
And ever the rogue candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, ignores the push in Illinois before the state’s primary Tuesday and heads to California for Tinseltown duty, sort of. He’ll host a luncheon and fundraiser in Burbank and also appear on NBC’S “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” speaks where as the graduates get ready for their long march in cap and gown toward a tough job market. Just a few of the many commencement speakers so far:
President Obama (Air Force Academy; Barnard College; Joplin High School, Joplin, Mo.); Vice President Joseph R. Biden (U.S. Military Academy; Cypress Bay High School, Weston, Fla.; Tallwood High School, Virginia Beach); Sen. Patrick J. Toomey (York College of Pennsylvania); Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker (Stanford University); New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (University of North Carolina); NBC News anchorman Brian Williams (George Washington University); CNN’S Fareed Zakaria (Harvard and Duke universities); Chuck Hagel (Marymount University in Arlington); and writer-producer Aaron Sorkin (Syracuse University). another decade until he died on a mission in Berlin. He had been sent at the behest of President Truman to help orphaned and displaced children after World War II.
The Omaha Archdiocese formally opens the lengthy canonization process with a prayer service at Boys Town’s Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday morning. Father Flanagan will be officially named a “Servant of God”; the process eventually leads to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome and to the pope. For him to be canonized, the church must confirm at least two miracles associated with Father