I had a really bad dream last night. It was 2001 and Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States. I shudder to think how the future would have been altered with him at the helm. Thank goodness we got Barack Obama as our president. He inherited a badly wounded nation, heading toward a financial crisis which required a drastic remedy. He was up to the task.

He was smart, well-read, curious, civil, and respectful of our institutions. He listened to his Cabinet and staff, and made considered decisions after evaluating the facts. He communicated with the country in a timely and calm manner. Add to that, his character was unassailable. Try as they might, the naysayers couldn't make any negatives stick. Thank you, President Obama.

Bonnie Tetzlaff

Green Valley

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.

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