Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Dear Mr. President,
Congratulations on becoming the 44th president of the United States. You've worked very hard and sacrificed so much to get to where you are today, and you've earned this position.
Let me say a huge "Thank You". You've inspired this nation and brought it together like I never imagined possible. You've united us, gave us a common purpose, and given all of us hope. You've provided a much need vision of promise, happiness, and prosperity. You've filled our hearts with hope, faith, and determination to not only survive this economic crisis and dark age that has settled upon us, but to take this challenge as a chance to rise above to reach success.
And it isn't just you who is so amazing, but your wife also. I've seen her speak at some universities, even before you announced you were running for president, and she is so intelligent. She speaks to the average person with such eloquence and strength. She carries herself with such confidence and she looks so comfortable in her skin - and that confidence is contagious.
Your daughters are beautiful and even if they don't completely understand what their lives will entail in the White House, I know that they are so proud of you. They are sacrificing a normal life just so that you may lead our country to greatness. When they are older, they may understand that you are not only a great father, but a brilliant man.
I also want to thank you for your hard work throughout your lifetime, which gave you the chance to run for president in the first place. Because of your dedication to this country and the law, you understood the complicated problems that have presented themselves the last few years. You are evidence that ANYONE in this country can become ANYTHING they want, as long as they work hard for it. You are the prime example of the American Dream. There are children all over our country (and all over the world) who are saying to themselves that they want to someday become president, and you have given them the hope that it is really possible.
I know that you have America's best interest at heart and I am confident that you will be able to make the difficult decisions that must be made. I know that there are some who will criticize everything you do, but don't let them get to you. Every president will have critics, but I want you to know that for every critic there is, there are a 1000 people who are shouting your praise.
I know that this job will not be easy and that our country's problems will not be solved overnight. It will be a long and tedious road to fix this mess because it took a long time for the mess to be created in the first place. But I know that you are the man who will be able to make the difficult decisions. I know that you are the man who will bring back prosperity and unity to this nation. I know that you are the man who will unite the world, extend a hand to any country who wishes to stand strong with us, bring peace to the people of the world, and inspire us like we have never been inspired before. I trust that you will listen to the needs of the people and that their voices will matter to you - because you were once a regular person.
I believe in you, Mr. President Obama. Because "Yes We Can" will turn into "Yes We Did" by the time you leave office.
A hopeful citizen,