Congratulations on your momentous victory. If you are half the man we believe you to be this country has most definitely made the right choice.
Thank you for waking up the American people and showing them that it’s OK to hope again. I am in awe at the sheer number of people who were moved to campaign. As Kelby Carr puts it in her eloquent post we “have voted before, sure. But [we]’ve voted against, not for. [We]’ve voted to keep someone out, not put someone in.” It was awe inspiring to be part of the rebirth of the American hope. For the first time ever I’ve voted for someone instead of against another. It’s a great feeling.
You have already been the catalyst for change. You have shown the people that they have the power to change their country. You have shown us that “Yes, we can!” It’s a beautiful thing to see people motivated to fix the things they feel are broken. It is moving to see people want to help their fellow countrymen. It is amazing to watch people think of the country’s needs before their personal well being. It’s been a long time coming.
I am just concerned by one thing. You have some pretty big expectations to fulfill. There are a lot of people waiting to see if you can accomplish all that you have promised. But I believe in you and in the power of the American people. Together we can fix everything that is wrong with this country and improve everything that is great about it.
The American people have showed you what they are capable of doing. Harness that power, use it for this change you keep promising. Don’t forget about us as you take office. Show us the way and we will make you proud. We voted with our feet, we can do the same to help you achieve your goals.
Last night I watched the results and beamed with joy. Today I am proud to hold my head up and declare myself an American. We live in interesting times, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.
Jessica, aka Rose, proud American.