Dear Mr. President…

Dear Mr. President,

Now that the election is over and the American people have chosen you as our leader for the next four years, please don’t let us down.

President Obama during his speech in Iowa July 2012. (Photo by Cynthia Petersen)

For the past four years, we have stood behind you while others tried to discredit you. We had Hope that the economy would get better. We have had Faith in you. But we have been waiting for something to happen that would revitalize the country.

As close as the race was, maybe you should look at why so many people wanted Mitt Romney as their president.

I voted for you because I believed that you planted a seed in the past four years that would flourish in your next term. I voted for you because I could not imagine a country that did not let women choose what happens to their own bodies.  I did not want the gap to widen even more between the upper and lower classes. I could not fathom a nation where its leader does not have Faith in its people.

That’s why I voted for you; it’s because I believe you do have Faith in us.

You know what it’s like to have to live paycheck to paycheck, and how it feels to have to choose between medicine or food, or whether or not you can afford to go to the doctor when you’re sick.

You have seen the struggles of the American people and you genuinely care what happens to each and every one of us.

Most people who voted for Romney did so because they are tired of a lousy economy. They believed that Romney could get us out of debt because he has the reputation of being a shrewd man.  He has the business-sense; he just doesn’t have the empathy and compassion you have.

You said in your acceptance speech that you would meet with Romney and talk about how to get the country back on track.

I think that’s an excellent idea.

Congratulations on your victory, Mr. President. Please don’t let us down.