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Congratulations, President-Elect Obama

November 5, 2008
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The “first” of your victory — the first black American to be elected President of the United States — makes this a great, proud, historic day for our country.  You didn’t have my vote, but I thank God for that “first” and rejoice in it with your supporters.

Congratulations also on the most brilliantly media-savvy campaign ever seen.

I was very glad to hear you last night reaching out to me and to others whose trust you have not yet earned. It was, in many ways, a great victory speech.  I like that you actually recalled (translated) one of our great mottos — “e pluribus unum.”  If you govern in a manner comensurate with the tone of your speech, you have a chance of earning my trust, or at least respect.  I hope that I’m wrong about you.  I hope that when you talk about “changing America” you mean perfecting it, not changing what is fundamentally great about this unique experiment in liberty.  Believe me, like most Americans, I badly want to trust and respect my president…  I just need to see the walk that backs the talk.  

You’ll need to stand up to the extreme Left in your own party (which includes many of the top dogs in Congress) if you’re to truly walk that walk; and such will take tremendous courage.   You face a death cult of Jihadists abroad, and a screwed up economy at home.   And some pretty historically high expectations.  And those will take tremendous wisdom to handle.

For that courage and wisdom, you’ll have my prayers.

Your fellow American,

Duke of Ray

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Timmy C. permalink
    November 6, 2008 3:23 pm

    Well written, Duke Ray…

  2. November 7, 2008 11:34 am

    The Rahm Emanuel pick is a harbinger of the centrist pragmatism that will come out of this administration. Fear not.

  3. November 7, 2008 6:25 pm

    I agree – I hope he proves me wrong
    check out what I wrote
    http://www.fountainhead4mugwumps.wordpress.com

  4. TImmy C permalink
    November 8, 2008 9:35 pm

    Ken (if I read him correctly) was right – picking Rahm as his Chief of Staff (someone who was senior in the House, and real bull dog) was about keeping his own Congressional Dems in line. A smart, smart pick.

  5. Duke of Ray permalink
    November 11, 2008 1:42 pm

    Ken and Timmy, hope you’re right, thanks. Mr. Thompson, thanks for your contribution and shameless plug 😉

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