While I feel I should be offering you my congratulations on the recent announcement that you are to be the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize,
I find I can't.
I would like you to understand that yours was the first campaign that I have found compelling. I was profoundly relieved and delighted when you were elected President of the United States.
As the European Union elections swung further to the right, I was relieved and delighted to see the United States swing away from the route they had been on for too long.
I am honestly filled with hope concerning what you aim to do, both on the international and the domestic level.
You ran a brilliant campaign.
You filled a nation, and beyond that, a world with hope.
That is a mighty thing to accomplish and I DO congratulate you for that.
I urge you, President Obama, to use the stage of the Nobel Prize to speak to the world. To speak to the world with the same astonishing bravery and forthrightness you displayed in Cairo. To speak to the world with the same inspiring brilliance you offerd when you spoke for change.
Move the world.
Remind us all, as you did in your acceptance speech that you cannot do it alone.
That it takes us all.
That we can.
Yes we can.
Once we have,
we can all accept the prize.
When we have,
with your help;
because we can.
if the prize is accepted before that, it will be awarded based on a campaign, not an accomplishment.
We can do so much more.
You can do so much more.
You have offered hope. That is powerful. I am deeply grateful that you are in office. I am deeply hopeful.
Do the honourable thing and decline the award until we have changed the world.