McCain, Obama make last pitch to Virginia

Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Barack Obama (D-IL) will both spend some of the final 24 hours in their campaigns for the White House in the Commonwealth. McCain will take the stage at a rally near Bristol at the Tri-Cities Airport at 11:45am. Obama will stop in Manassas for an event at Prince William County Fairgrounds at 9pm.


go Nader!!


This is an early april fools joke right? If this is true then it truly explains why we are a fat nation. It's not the burgers and fries that are killing us, it's the belief in a 4 minute workout. How ridiculous.

I've had a ROM machine in my basement since November, 2005. I have used it every day that I have been in town since I got it. It is very easy to motivate myself to exercise for four minutes a day.

It works. I'm stronger, I feel better, and I'm 24 pounds thinner since getting this machine. I would recommend it to anybody seeking a solution to the exercise puzzle.

Hey Brian, did you try a ROM or are you guessing it doesn't work? people who haven't tryed it shouldn't knock it !

From the American Diabetes Association: "For most people, it's best to aim for a total of about 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week. If you haven't been very active recently, you can start out with 5 or 10 minutes a day and work up to more time each week. Or split up your activity for the day -- try a brisk 10-minute walk after each meal. If you're trying to lose weight, you may want to exercise more than 30 minutes a day."

That's for most people who cannot afford a $13,000 machine. For those fortunate enough to be able to make this investment, it is the most valuable piece of equipment one can own.

I own one of these and I hate it. The harder you spin the flywheel, the harder it is to spin due to the centrifugal brake. Thus the exercise never gets easier, now matter what shape you're in.

This is the worst 4 minutes of my day (I guess you can tell I hate to excercise). But I'm in shape with only the ROM. Also, my shoulders are getting broader, so my clothes don't fit as well.

I rarely used my gym membership. When you own one of these, you tell yourself you're an idiot if you can't spare 4 minutes in a day, even if it's a really painful 4 minutes. Oh yes, you really breathe hard when you do it right.

kwame used to be such a light gazelle at yale ....