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Four more years

• In 2008 America voted for an ideal. Many were sorely disillusioned when they discovered that they had got a man.

Today Barack Obama has an opportunity to become the ideal president. He must tread softly, because he treads on a dream.

T G Gavin
Dublin 4

• I'm no lipreader, but "cheering on," may not be an entirely accurate way to describe Michelle Obama's interaction with her husband on yesterday's front page.

However, I have no doubt she was motivating him.

Killian Foley-Walsh

Irish Independent