A Personal Letter To President Barack Obama
Just do your job man......
First of all, I want to congratulate you on a historic victory. Man, what a ride! You have proven that America is rapidly approaching the post-racial era that Dr. King and others fought and gave their lives for. January 20, 2009 is your day and it’s a moment that no one can take from you. You gave a good fight and you won! I solute you for you are truly a man among men!
However, I must be honest and direct with you by saying; enjoy your honeymoon my brother, because once you swear in, all this historical first black man as US president hoopla will cease and you’re going to have to start performing. No more Bush/Cheney bashing – you will be the man and the new target for all that goes right or wrong in the White House.
Now, (with all due respect President Obama) as far I am concerned, outside of the historical properties of your election, you’re just another politician making promises that’s going to be difficult to keep. If you want my support you’re going to have to deal with the issues. You’re going to have to solve the financial crisis. Not just patch it but solve it. You’re going to have to solve the Middle East crisis; Iraq, Iran, North Korea, the Israeli and Palestinian problem, not to mention other secret wars and issues unknown to the general public. People are making a big deal about your color now for its historical content but once you swear in my brother you’d better get to work. I think you know this already!
If you keep Iran, North Korea, and other rogue nations in check everything will be alright between you and me. If you manage this financial crisis with prudence and put people back to work I may vote for you again in four years. If you take care of America first and others second I’ll tell your story of success to my grandkids, and they will share it with their grandkids and it will be an inspirational story for generations to come.
Remember also that there were millions of people in the US who did not vote for you and are expecting you to fail. So far as they’re concerned you’ve already failed because of your race. Others say you’ve already failed because of your selection for Vice President, and Secretary of State. Some world leaders think you’ve already failed because you’re an American and they don’t like Americans. During your campaign you traveled the world and received rock star acceptance. Just remember that those people who loved and cheered you don’t call the shots when it comes to dropping a bomb on America. Enemies of the United States could care less that you just made history, they will bomb the US despite the color of the president.
I want solutions!
So here’s the deal President Obama. Do you job and do it well. If you succeed history will reward you. If you screw up history will show you no mercy and it won’t be because you’re black. I would not want to be in your shoes for the next four years but you asked for those shoes, I hope they fit well. In the meantime just do your job. My kids and grandkids are counting on you!!!
I love you brother – keep the faith!