Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Thank you Mr. President

Dear President Obama,

For the last eight years I have been embarrassed to be an American. I am ashamed of how many of my fellow citizens and friends have maligned you unfairly. I am fifty-seven years young and was taught to be respectful of everyone even if I disagreed with them. The name calling and inappropriate accusations toward you and your family are offensive. I suppose that is "politics", but in my mind it is just plain mean.

We cried tears of joy when you were elected. I feared for you and your families' lives as soon as you won. I thought, "Oh no, I saw JFK, RFK, and Dr. King assassinated. Someone will kill him too!" You have sacrificed so much to help this country and I just want to say "Thank You"! I hope your dear daughters are weathering this well. With such wonderful parents and a devoted grandmother I am sure they have the love and support they need.

I wear my '08 Obama/Biden bumper sticker proudly. It is the first bumper sticker I have ever put on my car. I am proud to show my support for you and your administration. I live in Indiana so I have been verbally attacked for having it, but I just smile and say, "I love our President because he is a good man and a real human being." I knew that the first time I heard you speak on television. It amazes me what you have accomplished despite the GOP obstructing everything you try to do. You are not like other politicians. Joe Biden rocks too. I find him a breath of fresh air. He makes me laugh when everything seems so dire.

I just read Paul Krugman's article in Rolling Stone and I felt the need to say thank you. I agree with everything he wrote and for once it is nice to know I was right.

Thank you for making this country better. You will go down in the history books as one, if not the best, president in history. People just don't want to admit it. There is still so much hatred and prejudice in this country that it shocks me.

Thank you for the Affordable Care Act, supporting Native Americans (America's holocaust), supporting gay marriage, veterans, and always always staying calm and cool and not resorting to dirty politics. You are a class act Mr. President and I thank you with all my heart.

Sincerely and respectfully,
Kimberley Stagg

Keep up the good work, Mr. President, you are doing a great job.

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Phillip H.

I agree Ms. Stagg, All of the attacks on the president are unwarranted, and he has done a great job in spite of that. I have been speculating privately on what the president will do next. I suppose he will become the ambassador to Kenya, where I think his father is from, but if he choses to say in American politics perhaps he will become the next governor of Illinois, but I have never heard of an American president doing that. However, where ever he goes I am sure he will have a positive impact.