Missive to President Obama

Man Writing a Letter by Gabriel Metsu

Lisbon, the 13th of November 2012

Dear Mr President,

I hope this missive finds you enjoying good health and high spirits. Congratulations for having been re-elected: I wish you and your administration an auspicious second term.

Please allow me to ask you to pass my regards to your speech writers: what a group of geniuses. As you know it is not easy to select the right words to best convey the message (especially in politics, a field demanding supple rigour) and they do it so admirably well. Not enough limelight is granted to speech writers.
I would also like to express my utmost admiration for your Campaign Team: they are the Paradigm of Political Strategy. The Republicans never saw you coming.

To you, President Obama, I curtsy; and I do so because you managed to make me admire you and, mainly, your intelligence and intellectuality. It took me a while to comprehend who Barack Hussein Obama is (Hussein means "good" and "handsome one" so you shouldn't be afraid of using it because you are good and, if I may say so, a handsome man - although I do understand that the ignorance of many represents a impediment to this); but once I sat and started to analyse you I realised how honourable a human being you are.
As a politician, you proved that politics doesn't have to be dirty and that it doesn't have to be corrupt. You showed the world what a politician is supposed to do: to serve the people, not himself. You revealed your grandeur. I take my hat off to you for that, sir.

I beseech you not to feel tempted to think that I am flattering you because I am not (I detest flattery since it is the tool of dissimulators and traitors). I am simply a former Obama-sceptic who saw the light. What led me to see the light, you ask? The First Presidential Debate. The whole world felt disappointed and feared an electoral defeat; however all I saw that night was a strategist; a cold blood focused strategist: Fiat Lux! 

Many criticise you for not schmoozing. I do not schmooze either because schmoozing bears a heavy cost: corruption. A strategist needs time and space to think; a strategist shouldn't invest much time socialising and nurturing other people's ego, lest it loses focus.
Many accuse you of being too cerebral - I don't understand what this means; one is never too cerebral, as far as I am concerned.

I won't take much more of your time, Mr President; but before leaving I would like to thank you for having proved that you are a Political Al Capone; and, thank you a million times more for having proved me right when I say that you are the seed of a New Political Breed.

Kindest Regards,
Max Coutinho

Comments

  1. Chère...
    C'est vrai que la politique vu par leurs acteurs "propres" dans leur âmes, est un espoir pour le futur.
    La force de l'âme droite doit forcément trouver suffisamment d'adeptes pour que ce ne soit pas un coup d'épée dans l'eau, et pourquoi ne pas rêver et travailler à une énergie clean dans tous les domaines, il suffit de vouloir.

    Bises tendres.

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    1. Salut, ma chère :D!

      "C'est vrai que la politique vu par leurs acteurs "propres" dans leur âmes, est un espoir pour le futur."

      Là, je suis absolument d'accord avec toi.

      "La force de l'âme droite doit forcément trouver suffisamment d'adeptes pour que ce ne soit pas un coup d'épée dans l'eau, et pourquoi ne pas rêver et travailler à une énergie clean dans tous les domaines, il suffit de vouloir."

      Il faut que la droite change radicalement. Le chemin qu'elle a choisi de parcourir est non seulement démodé mais également dangereux. Et ouis, on peut bien travailler à une énergie clean dans tous le domaines, comme tu l'as bien dit; pourquoi pas? Ça va pas du tout déranger les valeurs de la droite ni de le business.

      Sérénité, merci bien d'avoir partagé ton avis avec nous :D.

      Bises

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  2. And you are not his number one fan now imagine if you were! This letter says more about you than about Obama: despite your political beliefs/colors you are willing to set them aside and see people for what they are and what they stand for..."sababa", Max!
    Congrats to President Obama and I hope he comes to Eretz Yisrael in his second term!

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    1. Hi Ana :D!

      "And you are not his number one fan now imagine if you were!"

      LOL President Obama grew on me - once I started to comprehend him.

      "This letter says more about you than about Obama: despite your political beliefs/colors you are willing to set them aside and see people for what they are and what they stand for..."sababa", Max!"

      Why, "todah rabbah", Ana *bowing*.

      "Congrats to President Obama and I hope he comes to Eretz Yisrael in his second term!"

      I hope so too.

      Ana, thank you ever so much for your comment :D.

      Cheers

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  3. Hey, Max!
    Definitely, the right wing is, in a deep crises, all over the western World. The 7th November was a walk of shame to the conservatives not only because they've lost but especially because their message was void of content.
    Girl, I dare to repeat myself: you should write a book...
    Bjcas

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    1. Hi Lenny :D!

      "Definitely, the right wing is, in a deep crises, all over the western World. The 7th November was a walk of shame to the conservatives not only because they've lost but especially because their message was void of content."

      I agree: the right wing is going through a difficult period (not only in the States but around the world as well). True, the Republican message was a non-message basically. I am glad the American people made the right choice.

      "Girl, I dare to repeat myself: you should write a book..."

      lol Thank you for your generosity *bowing*.

      Lenny, thank you ever so much for your comment :D.

      Cheers

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  4. Belle Max, I am sorry for my absence (life has been crazy). I was plein de joie when Obama won the elections in 2008 and I was more so when he was reelected last week. I even cried tears of joy, c'est fou. I never prayed so much for a politician, but I did for Obama I confess.
    Schmooze is overrated. Unfortunately I have to schmooze but my job doesn't demand that I think 24/7, right? So I understand Obama and you, ma belle.
    I wish Obama a super second term!! Europe is with you!

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    1. Salut Louis :D!

      "Belle Max, I am sorry for my absence (life has been crazy)."

      Don't worry about that. I know how it's like: I have been running around like crazy as well.

      "I was plein de joie when Obama won the elections in 2008 and I was more so when he was reelected last week. I even cried tears of joy, c'est fou. I never prayed so much for a politician, but I did for Obama I confess."

      I can imagine.

      "Schmooze is overrated. Unfortunately I have to schmooze but my job doesn't demand that I think 24/7, right? So I understand Obama and you, ma belle."

      It is tough for thinkers to schmooze (perhaps thinking for a living does that to people, I don't know). You keep doing your thing because you do it superbly so :D.

      "I wish Obama a super second term!! Europe is with you!"

      Indeed, Europe was/is with him (from both sides of the political aisle).

      Louis, thank you so much for your comment :D.

      Cheers

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  5. I am loving to see the republicans in denial.

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    1. Hi Anonymous :D!

      "I am loving to see the republicans in denial."

      LOL LOL LOL it is interesting to see their reaction to this defeat, I give you that.

      Anonymous, thank you so much for your comment :D.

      Cheers

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  6. Well, I'm sure he would miss something, if he doesn't read this letter...indeed, although many expected, still he has proved his detractors that his first win was not a fluke and has also shown that the US folks today have become more tolerant, mature and can identify and recognize a truly globalized world!

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    1. Hi Kalyan :D!

      "Well, I'm sure he would miss something, if he doesn't read this letter..."

      Awe, that is kind of you: thank you *bowing*.
      Perhaps he will after I send him flowers over to the WH, with a small note 'Thank you and please read my blog' LOL LOL ;).

      "indeed, although many expected, still he has proved his detractors that his first win was not a fluke and has also shown that the US folks today have become more tolerant, mature and can identify and recognize a truly globalized world!"

      Absolutely! Since President Obama's victory I have been lauding the American people for their political maturity: what an amazing electorate.

      Kalyan, thank you so much for your comment :D.

      Cheers

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  7. Hello Max, I begin by complimenting you on your gracious message to my President. You conveyed my feelings with such eloquence and grace it took my breathe away. I have few envies in this world, one is the very deep admiration of talents I do not possess, and the way you are able to express your thoughts and feelings in words is one of those.

    I share your admiration and optimism about the President and deep inside, I think with Hamas out of the way and Bibi restrained, a true and lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians may be brokered,and he may be just the man to pull it off. He has a profound intellect and a penchant for compromise to effectuate change in the Status Quo.

    I am eternally optimistic as I sense you are also. The best is yet to come.

    Thank you again.

    Kindest Regards.

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    1. Hi Jeffrey :D!

      "I begin by complimenting you on your gracious message to my President. You conveyed my feelings with such eloquence and grace it took my breathe away."

      Thank you *bowing*.

      "I have few envies in this world, one is the very deep admiration of talents I do not possess, and the way you are able to express your thoughts and feelings in words is one of those."

      You are very kind, I am much obliged :).

      "I share your admiration and optimism about the President and deep inside, I think with Hamas out of the way and Bibi restrained, a true and lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians may be brokered,and he may be just the man to pull it off. He has a profound intellect and a penchant for compromise to effectuate change in the Status Quo."

      I also believe that Hamas must be removed from the picture: it is a liability to the future state of Palestine. I am not sure, though, if Bibi needs to be restrained; he has been doing a pretty good job so far (ok, it is not perfect; but it is better than the job the previous Israeli government did). I just hope he doesn't fall into the temptation of a ground invasion. But yes, President Obama may be the man to pull it off, if he takes the right steps.

      "I am eternally optimistic as I sense you are also. The best is yet to come."

      Absolutely.

      "Thank you again."

      You are welcome; although I should be the one thanking you.

      Jeffrey, thank you so much for your comment :D.

      Cheers

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