I hope the mainstream media make a big deal out of the fact that four of the Democratic senators running for president of the United States didn't have the courage to show up in the Senate to vote for or against the national budget and funding for the war in Iraq.

Besides lacking any executive leadership credentials, Sens. Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Christopher Dodd also lack the courage of their convictions and chose political expediency over taking a stand.

Thank you, Sen. John McCain, for showing up.

Frank Overfelt

Cottonwood Heights