Late last night in a darkened parking garage, an alert Dopester gave The Dope a scoop concerning Mike Whalen's announcement of his candidacy today. (OK, it wasn't in a garage, it was in a comment on the blog, but it WAS late.) He strongly urged The Dope to attend.
Though he mentioned it was in Davenport, he wasn't able to provide a location for this event. And no time either. This might make it a little tough for people to attend.
Davenport is a largish town, and I don't feel like driving around all day and night on the off chance I might stumble across this event. So we're told it's going to happen, where and when is anyone's guess at this time.
For those of you unfamiliar with Whalen, he's got a very impressive resume. Take a look at his personal web site which provides his writings on various topics including his idea of how to "fix" Social Security, and further information.
"Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Heart of America Restaurants & Inns, developed, owns and operates 25 restaurants and hotels in eight metropolitan areas of five Midwestern states. The accidental entrepreneur began with a failed 100-seat coffee shop in Davenport, IA after graduation from Harvard Law School."
Whalen's candidacy will be worth keeping an eye on.