Parade magazine published a letter from Barack Obama addressed to his daughters. It moved me.
In it he tells his girls that he ran for president because of what he wanted for them and for every kid in the country:
I want all our children to go to schools worthy of their potential—schools that challenge them, inspire them, and instill in them a sense of wonder about the world around them. I want them to have the chance to go to college—even if their parents aren't rich. And I want them to get good jobs: jobs that pay well and give them benefits like health care, jobs that let them spend time with their own kids and retire with dignity.
I hope he tries real hard.