Dear Mr. President – November 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

Dear Mr. President,

Maybe now is not a good time to write to you. I hope you got some sleep because it’s been a grueling few days, weeks, months and a person has to get some rest. Tuesday night was definitely a night for no sleep, or poor sleep and as a result, yesterday everyone was exhausted. I slept better last night and so did some of my friends and family, but we are all still tuckered out from, well you know. I can’t even imagine how you and your family and friends are doing. I read that you didn’t go to the Oval Office yesterday and there are no public events on today’s schedule either, so it seems that the wheels of government are working like those new driverless cars. We have to have faith that everything will work okay.

As I write to you, we still don’t have a final count for the votes and so we don’t know for sure, the outcome of the election. It’s a weird place to be and I wish I had some advice or ideas on how you could stay calm, but I don’t think that is possible. I told you before Election Day that I was planning on taking long walks, eating healthy food, talking with friends and baking brownies. I did eat a great salad and a great walk, but the brownies are gone. I read that on Election Night you had a large crowd over to watch the returns and you fed them sliders and fries! Late at night? No wonder you couldn’t sleep.

I promise to write to you tomorrow, but I have a request for you today. Would you, could you, in your role as Comforter in Chief as well as President of the United States, remind everyone to take deep breaths, be proud of how many of us voted, follow our Constitution and the laws of the states on how they count the ballots, and, most importantly, respect the outcome?

That would be great.

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