Revisiting Lou Pritchett's 2009 Open 'You Scare Me' Letter


Five years ago on June 9 at my home blog, I republished a May 2009 letter retired Procter & Gamble executive Lou Pritchett originally sent to the New York Times.

The Times rejected Pritchett's letter (to be clear, that the Times would not print it is not problematic).

Mr. Pritchett and others used alternative means to circulate his letter.

Almost 5-1/2 year into Barack Obama's "fundamental transformation," I thought it would be a good time to re-post Pritchett's letter, so readers can determine for themselves just how far we've fallen since Pritchett sounded his personal alarm:


By Lou Pritchett

Dear President Obama:

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don’t understand it at its core.

You scare me because you lack humility and ‘class’, always blaming others.

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the ‘blame America’ crowd and deliver this message abroad.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

You scare me because you prefer ‘wind mills’ to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.