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President Obama was right. I was wrong.

This is going to be shorter than usual.

You know, it is true that I am right most of the time, but there are times when I just blow it. And as an honest man, I will admit it, apologize (if it’s warranted), and strive to do better in the future. It’s called having integrity and admitting your faults. I’ve run successful companies like this, and I try to be like this in my life.

With that said, President Obama, I do owe you an apology. You promised hope and change, and I mistakenly painted you with the wide brush of a typical politician trying to pander to voters. I called you a typical leftist liar only intent on self-aggrandizement and your own power, both in public and private. And I said that change is all we’d have left if you ever got into office – meaning that you’d break the economy.

I was wrong. I’m sorry.

President Obama, you have brought both hope and change to America. In a way I would have never, in my wildest dreams, have believed.

You, and your administration, have brought hope – hope that was buried nascent within me and many conservatives across America, that the American people would get more involved in their political process; hope that more people would rise up and speak their minds and share in the duty of guiding the great ship of state; hope that America would be governed in the spirit of the constitution and by the will of its sovereign, the American people. You’ve also brought change – no longer are Americans accepting every statement at face value, they are doing research for themselves, they are understanding how our government works. They’ve gotten off the couch and into the town halls. They are participating!

Those of us on the rightish side of things have been trying to effect this change for many years – and honestly, we didn’t do too good. You however, succeeded in this goal beyond any of our wildest fantasies! It is a truly amazing thing, and you and your administration and yes, even your party deserve almost all of the credit.

Yeah, we blew it, and you fixed it for us. Thank you, President Obama. I don’t think that we can ever repay this debt of honor. But we shall try in the next few election cycles. Such great deeds surely can not go unrewarded.

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