Open Letter to President Obama
Editor's note: Each time you see [...] you may insert your special name for the being occupying 1600 Pennsylavnia Ave.
Thank you for being the better man. You attended the [...] inauguration, where I could not have.
I stand with Congressman Lewis in boycotting the event to dim the spotlight. I know that there are many who will yell and shout from every direction, it's to be expected. We are now, truly, a nation divided. But you have chosen the high road. While I could never really know your thoughts, I am comforted by the thought that you do this, not because you believe that [...] is best for our struggling nation, but that to do so is what is best for our nation. That by taking on the impossible seeming feat of preparing [...] for the office that he is grossly unprepared for, you are doing the best you can for all of us as a nation.
Thank you for being a better human being than I can be right now. To be fair, I have been dissillusioned by our, so called, democratic system since the Gore/Bush election, and have railed against our electoral college system every since I realized that just because a candidate wins popular vote, doesn't mean that candidate won the race. I mean really? How exactly does my vote count?? I abstained from voting until the 2000 election where I supported a No CARB policy (No Cheney, no Ashcroft, no Rumsfeld, no BUSH) where I was, once again, disillusioned.
To say the least I am among the battered, beaten and beleaguered. I guess the "man" has truly won if I believe that I am insignificant, that there is nothing I can do to change the tide. I can't be the only one. Surely there are more like me. I suppose the secret is to unite. Not in support of [...], but in support of us all. Surely there has to be a way?
Thank you again Mr. Obama for leading our nation with optimism, dignity and grace. Thank you, and your family, for providing us all with a positive example. Than you again for being the better man. Hopefully we, as a nation, can learn from you. Hopefully we can come together for what is best for us all.