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President Obama - It's About The Vocabulary
Dear President Obama:
I'm writing to tell you that I support you and believe that you are a good man who really wants to make a difference. voted for you in both elections. I worked at your campaign headquarters in my town because I believed in you. A part of me still does but to be honest, I'm a little tired of hearing how much "I" has done by himself. You can't do it alone Mr. President and neither can the rest of us. It's about "us", not "I".
Personally sir, I have a problem with your vocabulary. Too many times I hear you tell us what "you" have or will do. But sir, you're not doing anything alone. Take a look around you. When was the last time you were really alone? When was the last time you did anything by yourself? Do you see where I am going with this?
Mr. President, "we" the people helped get you there. Hundreds of secret service agents have kept you safe. Hundreds of people in the White House have kept your family fed, entertained, and comfortable. Dozens of journalists have followed you from town to town to keep the rest of informed of your efforts. Thousands of our troops have died and hundreds of thousands of them are still fighting a war for you, and me too.
Do you ever think about the mechanics that keep Air Force One in the air? And the State Troopers that clear the roads for your caravan, do you think of them when you're out there telling us what you've done? What about the team that mows the White House lawn or the members of your staff that shop for the White House groceries or empty the kitchen waste containers? While I'm at it, what about the Hollywood celebs that have hosted those fancy fundraisers for you? See Mr. President, you haven't done it alone.
I want you to be successful Mr. President. I really do. People are still struggling and hurting all over this nation. Many have lost faith in democracy. As a people we are more cynical than at any other time in my life and, I'm not that young. We need something we can believe in, desperately.
So Mr. President, I am writing today to tell you that I believe in you and I believe that together, as citizens of this great country, we can do gret things. It's not too late for us and it's not too late for you to become a President that is known for being a "peoples" President.
You have four more years to show us the real Barack Obama, the one who walked the streets of Chicago among the people. It's not too late for you to turn things around for the little guys, the Native Americans, and for the homeless, the poor, and the elderly. Forget the academic speeches. Learn to say "we" instead of "I". You need us and we need you.
I don't care if you smoke or eat junk food and I don't care how much basketball you play either. What I care about is giving credit where credit is due and I care about my country. I want a President that cares more about the people who elected him than about his own ego. It's not about you Mr. President. It's about "us" and "our" future. And I still think you care enough to give us what we need?
A believer in the power of "we the people".
© 2012 Linda Crist, All rights reserved.