January 18, 2009
Dear President Obama,
Whoa Nelly, you’ve got a lot on your presidential plate. The economy, war, health care, global relations, energy, deteriorating infrastructure, etc., etc., etc., it’s hard to know where to begin.
I hope you take a page out of the Reagan playbook and get the painful stuff done first. I hope your initiatives solve more than one problem at a time, e.g. universal health care reform would be a boon to business and a great economic stimulus. So would energy research and development.
You are a man who wisely seeks the council of those with differing points of view. Your extraordinary capacity for discipline and organization was evident throughout your campaign. But your strongest asset is the ability to inspire, and that is a very powerful asset.
So my one request is that you use this gift to inspire not only Americans, but the global community. You alone cannot solve all of our problems, but together, we can make it happen. Yes we can.