Dear Sen. Obama,
Congratulations on your historic victory. Your remarkable achievement has made us all proud to be citizens of our great country. For where else but from the cradle of freedom could a black man, son of an African immigrant, become the leader of the free world? Your election has truly turned a page in our history, and vanquished the bigoted specters of our past. We can all hold our heads high as Americans, and proudly proclaim that nowhere else is the opportunity greater – that we truly are the guardians of freedom, and that regardless of race, wealth or background, our citizens are limited only by the heights of their dreams.
I cast my vote for Sen. McCain, who you yourself respectfully and correctly acknowledged as a worthy opponent and a patriot of the highest order, who has given and continues to give his life to the service of our great country. But Sen. Obama, I congratulate you, I salute you, and I welcome you with open arms as my president.
I sincerely hope that your rhetoric of unity and reaching our common goals translates into action rather than merely filling the pages of a campaign playbook. May you accept this greatest privilege with humility. Heavy is the weight of our troubled world, and come January, it will be thrust upon your shoulders. It can be lonely at the top, senator. Just ask George W. Bush. I pray that you not be broken by the gravity of the challenge, and that you retain moral clarity and strength of purpose.
But as I embrace you as my president, senator, I also warn you. You have now become the vessel of all of our collective hopes and dreams for a better future. I wish you the very best, for all of our sakes. But bear in mind that myself, the BU College Republicans, and 46 percent of this country will be watching your every move very, very carefully. Do not let us down.
Jay Dulski, CAS ’09
BU College Republicans