You can't go anywhere in this town without running into a presidential candidate -- though sometimes not the one you're looking for. Their planes are touching down, their rallies have begun and their yard signs appeared out of nowhere over the last 24 hours.
I'm waiting in a hotel lobby for a promised one-on-one interview with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum who is an hour late. (I suspect he's standing me up.)
That's OK, Rick. I've got Christopher Hill to keep me company. Haven't heard of him? I hadn't either until just now, but he's running for president and he's got the palm cards to prove it. Just don't call him a "third-tier" candidate; he prefers the term "lesser known."
Mr. Hill, of Louisville, Ky. approached me in the hotel lobby and told me a bit about his campaign.
To be sure, he's realistic about his chances, but he's using his candidacy to promote responsible government, a balanced budget amendment, elimination of tax loopholes and term limits. A former Air Force fighter pilot, Mr. Hill said veterans are under-represented in Washington and exceptionally prepared to lead and "get the job done."
Find out more about him here.