First off all, congratulations. History was made yesterday when you were elected the first African-American president of the United States. Regardless of the ethics of "how", you ran a brilliant campaign. Politics is a game - more often than not, a downright dirty one - but one that must be played nonetheless.
That having been said, I did not vote for you. You are my president and as such, I hope you govern this nation wisely and prudently over the next four years. I hope you are able to repair the political rift in this country. I hope that you keep me, my family, and my friends safe. I hope that in 2012, this nation is even better than it is today.
I felt John McCain, while obviously flawed, was the better choice. You have some work to do to gain my trust. A lot of work. The political climate in this country has been rancid over the past 8 years and I will do my level best to abstain from falling into the swarm of negativity and vitriol that has surrounded the Bush White House.
I am counting on the media to give you a constant pass during your tenure on Pennsylvania Avenue. I will not. Others will not. Not much is known of the specifics of your intended policies. We will all be watching.
I am giving you the benefit of the doubt. I have no choice but to hope that your rhetoric of "hope and change" was not as empty as I still feel it was. As a citizen of this country, I cannot and will not hope for a failed Obama presidency, as much as that would benefit my party. You have raised expectations to an extremely high level.
Do not let us down.