Tom Foreman appears to have a “quite unhealthy obsession with President Obama.” (The quoted portion is from POOR RICHARD’S NEWS.”)

I couldn’t stop laughing when I read his blog. POOR RICHARD’S NEWS added:

Foreman ended almost every single letter with a request for President Obama to call him or contact him. The President never did.

CAPTION: Reuters/Reuters – Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th president of the United States from U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts as his wife Michelle holds the Bible during the inauguration ceremony earlier today.


This has got to be one of the strangest things I’ve read in a long time. One of CNN’s political correspondents began writing President Obama letters on his inauguration day and has written the President every day of his first term … all four years!

I can’t believe it! I bet that Barack Obama doesn’t read most, if any, of his letters.

Tom Foreman wrote in his last letter to President Obama:

When President Obama raises his hand, I will put down my pen. Or rather, I will step away from my computer keyboard.

Inauguration Day will signal the culmination of an effort I launched on January 20, 2009, to write a letter to the White House every single day of Barack Obama’s first term.

And I do mean every day. Weekends, holidays, when he was on vacation, and when I was on vacation. I wrote in my office, at home, in moving airplanes, cars, trains and even while running through the woods. I wrote early in the morning, in the middle of the day and late at night.

I wrote about things that were important, like unemployment, Afghanistan and women’s rights. I also wrote about things that were trivial, like sports, favorite foods and my yearly battle with Christmas lights.


I would expect this kind of thing from a crazy person or maybe a political activist, but not from somebody who works as a journalist for one of the largest news organizations on the planet.

You can read all 1,460 of Foreman’s letters to Obama here. Poor Richard’s News added:

CNN should be embarrassed that they’ve kept this guy in their employment for the past four years.

To allow someone with what appears to be a quite unhealthy obsession with President Obama to work as a “journalist” is unconscionable. Then again, it seems most of the media has an unhealthy obsession with Obama. Unlike Tom Foreman, however, they’re just not willing to admit it publicly.

I hope that you will read more of POOR RICHARD’S NEWS.

Poor Richard’s blog is especially funny. I enjoyed reading his blog tonight.

As always, I look forward to your comments.