Tom Foreman | BIO
Reporter's Note: Barack Obama has now been President for two years. Which means I’ve been the presidential pen pal just as long.
Dear Mr. President,
It occurs to me that you and I passed the middle mark in our correspondence recently. You’ve been in office two years, I’ve written to you every single day, and you have replied on a regular basis. Oh sure, not with an actual letter or phone call, but I can tell as I’ve listened to your speeches and watched your actions that you’ve been paying attention.
And frankly, I think it’s probably a good idea that you don’t make a fuss about how much you are counting on me. It would only make all those “official” advisors down there at the White House jealous. So, nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more.
As the middle of your term approaches, it has also been interesting to watch how you have moved toward the political middle, too. You may recall that I predicted this would happen right after the Republicans stormed the castle in November. Sure enough, on a wide variety of matters you have taken up a more centrist stance.
I realize that this has caused a good many of your more liberal pals to gnash their teeth and rend their garments (at least that’s what is sounds like) but as I’ve said before, you probably shouldn’t worry about that much. In some of the latest polls I’ve noticed that your support among Independents is improving once again.
That’s important, because they are the voters who put you into office in the first place, and they are the ones you will need if you want to make it through the next two years…and tack on four more.
I’m hoping for a nice, long run tomorrow, despite the cold. If you want to join in, give me a call.
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