What would you like to tell president-elect Barack Obama? Advise and Dissent features opinions on what the new president should be thinking and doing.
Mr. President-elect, I have three pieces of advice:
One: Part of why you were selected is that you seem so cool and centered and balanced. Nurture your soul so that you are able to stay centered and balanced through all the pressures of your office.
Two: This is a huge developmental stage in your daughters’ lives. Make sure that you nurture your relationship with your daughters and be a part of their lives.
Three: During this economic downturn, there is a lot of talk about taking care of the middle class, and that is an important thing. But, please don’t neglect the poor in order to help the middle class.