September 12th, 2010
09:05 AM ET
4 years ago

600: The perils of a presidential pen pal

 CNN Correspondent Tom Foreman has written 600 letters to President Obama.
CNN Correspondent Tom Foreman has written 600 letters to President Obama.

(CNN) - Not long before he took office, President Barack Obama said something I am sure he now regrets. "There are a lot of people who seem to think they know how to run this country. I hope they'll let me hear from them." At least I think I remember him saying something like that. Anyway, it was a huge mistake, because I have now written 600 letters to the White House. One every day since he was inaugurated. It started as a joke. I thought the idea of sending armchair advice to the Leader of the Free World was funny and my first letter was really little more than congratulations.

But after I posted letters on the "AC360" blog for 10 days, a lot of readers liked them, so I extended the string to the first month. Then the first 100 days. Then 200. And now, I have written enough to fill two books. And yes, I am aware that this can look like either dedication or mental illness, depending on your point of view.

Most of the letters are funny, or at least they make me laugh. Like the one I wrote about his fancy new presidential limo.

Read the rest of Tom Foreman's blog post, here.


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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. 30-YR ARMY VETERAN FOR THE TRUTH!

    ite a note from me and tell OBAMA that he is about as much a president as Rastus was in the, "Song of the South".

    September 12, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  2. Snow

    nobummer does not listen to any voice of reason, he only wants people to hear his propaganda.

    September 12, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |