Friday, January 16, 2009
Dear President-Elect Obama:
Thankfully you are soon to be the 44th President of the United States. The time between November 4, 2008 and January 20, 2009 has been long.
I, along with the 66+ million people who voted for you, are all looking for the changes that were highlights of your campaign. I want the economy fixed, foreclosures to end, health care offered, jobs restored, wars ended, the end of terrorism, Guantanamo closed, immigration controlled, freedom from fear, and to be proud of the United States of America.
I would like to see the endless and pointless bickering between the two political parties, simply for the sake of politics.
Most of all, I would like the other countries and governments of the world to respect the United States again.
I equate your enormous job of “fixing” the problems of the past eight years with trying to lose weight. It takes time to loose the extra pounds. The events that accumulated during the past presidency will not be able to be changed or corrected in a week, a month, a year or maybe even several years. There is so much to accomplish.
You are a brilliant man but you are not Super Man. Although many may expect changes to happen overnight, I realize it will take time. Hopefully, you will have the cooperation of both political parties. We are all citizens of the United States and although we may disagree with the method of how things should be accomplished, the end result is most important.
I have the utmost faith that you will work hard to accomplish the changes we all desire.