Dear President-elect Obama,

Dear President-elect Obama,

Congratulations. I voted for you with pride! You're a busy man so I'll get right to the point: Please bring the focus of America back to the American presidency — thank you!

As much as Bush cared about Iraq, I always thought he should just run for president of Iraq. Eight years of his presidency made me almost feel like America doesn't matter anymore, and I long to see American pride and respect restored, and am praying you're the man to do just that.

Basically, I crave seeing an American president put this country first and foremost in his plans; God bless you, Obama, as you strive to do your best. Our prayers are with you.

My sincere prayers and congratulations,

Mary Elizabeth Skoglie, Medford