Dear Mr. President,
As you know, we've had our differences. While there are some things you stand for that I can support 100%, there are also areas where, frankly, you go off the rails and I cannot follow.
Nonetheless, I want to assure you that you have my support and I hope your term is successful. More specifically:
Where we disagree on questions of how best to achieve a goal we share, I hope you are right and I am wrong. It's the goal that matters, after all.
Where we disagree strongly on the goal, I hope you won't mind if I wish for your program to stall and go nowhere.
Where you once held a position I agreed with and you now hold an opposing position, I hope you were telling the truth then and are lying now. It's okay, I understand that all candidates for national office have to engage in this once in a while.
In those areas where, as we both know, you really don't know what you are doing, I hope you will rely on competent advisors.
In those areas where, at least from my perspective, you advisors are nuts, I hope you will be making the decisions and that as little harm as possible results from your actions.
I hope you will honorably complete our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that any future conflagrations you choose to enter into will be done wisely, and that you will fulfill your promises and obligations related to any such action. Let's never again use the trust people have in us, only to drop them to their own worsened fate when action gets a bit hot.
We're just gonna have to agree to disagree on most of the environmentalism stuff, and much of the economics stuff. What can I say?
I will promise that if you uphold your end of the deal and act in good faith, even if that results in decisions I cannot support, while I will vigorously disagree, I will not treat you as the right treated Clinton or the left treated Bush II. I know that, as was true with both Clinton and Bush, you get up each day wanting to do the right thing and make the world a better place, and I sincerely hope you succeed in that endeavor, in the areas where we agree on the definition of "better".
Yours, etc. (Let's get together for Kahlua and cream someday.)