Closing Gitmo. No more torture. Open the files. Stop Halliburton's rape of our treasury. Get past the psycho-secrecy of the Bush gang. Interact with international friends and less-than-friends [not talking is what starts most wars], return to sanity in international relations, solidify PanAmerican relations, improve the Bush bail-out plan and try to help those in need not those in greed. Do not reward corporations for taking their operations overseas and failing to pay taxes in the U.S. [obvious, but not done before]. Listen to all sides of an issue and do not exclude even the goofy neocons. Iraq was doomed for break-up as soon as we invaded, get us out! Pakistan is the major problem in the Middle East, and thanks for finally having the U.S. recognize and acknowledge it. Create a fairer progressive tax structure. As much as possible, get us to universal healthcare. Frequent news conferences is a welcomed change. If there is a problem, go directly to it as you did with the CIA, the troops in Iraq, the heavily damaged auto workers, etc. You have taken on the office of the President of the United States in remarkable fashion, and have been nothing short of a miracle in managing to keep the ship of state afloat amid the plethora of problems left to you by one of the worst administrations in our nation's history.
Most of all, please know President Obama, that you are certainly a breath of fresh air after the horrors of the past 8 years. The U.S. is once again garnering some respect in the world. Your example is not only reassuring but it is up-lifting. Thank you.