I could not disagree more with some of David W. Robbins comments. Obama has been accused of a lack of experience, yet no one was probably less prepared than George W. Bush for the presidency, yet he was re-elected despite poor performance. Obama is a highly intellectual man who knows how to surround himself with the best people and to listen to all sides before making a decision. He has affiliated himself with the American Nurses Association, has discussed healthcare issues repeatedly on the campaign trail, and has had Ted Kennedy working on an approach to healthcare reform. We can criticize the candidates, but few come with perfect credentials or experience. As an executive, Obama will set the outcome expectations, listen to all the healthcare advisors, the people and all the stakeholders to work to resolve all the issues facing the nation, including healthcare reform. Few times in history has a man faced the mess that Obama will face, left by the Bush administration. I hope we the people will give him time to get his boots on the ground before we start criticizing him. Nothing can be worse then the errors of the Bush administration, which has all but ruined this nation and its people financially, as well as diminished our standing in the world. Obama already is being welcomed enthusiastically throughout the world. In four years, I am confident that we will be in better shape than we are now and back on the road to greatness.
Joyce Beaini, R.N.Gainesville, Fla.
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