Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Letter to the President-Elect

Dear Barack:

It wasn’t us – not me, not my wife.

I made 42 telephone calls on your behalf, to North Carolina. She made 25 to Virginia.

Together, we chipped in maybe $150 to your campaign.

So it really wasn’t us: It was tens of thousands of us, hundreds of thousands of us, fed up with divisive politics, broken promises, morally bankrupt leaders, the widening gap between the haves-too-much and haves-too-little of our nation.

The American dream was becoming an American nightmare, and you were the wake-up call.

We don’t need to tell you what to do. But we hope you will do it – bring this diverse country together, inspire its people, nudge it forward, bring it respect and honor.

Things are so bad, it’s a tall order for any president. But we believe in the possible, and judging by your words, so do you.

Good luck.

And please, be careful out there.

Warmest regards and congratulations —

David and Bonnie

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