Congratulations, Mr. President.
Though I did not vote for you, you are my president and I wish you well.
Your inauguration represents a watershed moment in our history which I am glad to be alive to see. While I would have been happier to see a different black man take that historic oath of office today (JC Watts and Michael Steele come to mind), I am glad to see your installation as president as a sign that we are moving even further along the path toward racial equality, a path upon which we have made so much progress in the past few decades.
While I fear some of your policies, I truly hope that your time in office will see America prosper and our freedoms regain their previous stature . . . because that is what would be best for our country.
Party be damned, it's America I want to see do well.
(. . . but that doesn't mean I won't be trying to put someone else in that office four years from now. . . .)