Dear President Obama,
This is probably my third or fourth note to you. I'm sure you'll never see it, but I can only hope that there are enough like-minded Americans like me who, in the volume of their combined voices, can send a strong enough message that you'll hear us.
Quit looking to compromise with the GOP. Show some fight. Show some backbone. I fear that your willingness to compromise is making you appear weak. That's how the GOP keeps convincing white males in my generation that the Republicans should be in power. They want a strong leader.
You have a winning issue, both politically and practically, regarding the tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. I know they have the money to go after you, but you'll have us on your side if you are seen as FIGHTING to protect middle-class America. If you appear willing to compromise and "temporarily" extend the tax cuts for the wealthy, believe me, my peers will see that as weakness. That's what happened with health care. My friends were on your side. But you lost many of them because the benefits of the bill won't help them till 2014.
When you came to Denver, I was the first at the park, arriving at 3:30 am so that I would have a chance to see you. Please don't let us down. Stand up. Fight for us. We need you now. The future of our country hangs in the balance. Don't be Clinton and triangulate. Be an FDR and "welcome their hatred".