I really enjoyed the "My View" by Liz McCoy about having a "foster child with hope" (Aug. 13). That is a very sweet story. We appreciate the story more since our son and his wife have taken on two sweet foster children and know the "hope" that they have for them. We all hope for a better future for ourselves and for our children and grandchildren. But when we think of people to vote for, we need more than hope. We need to search, read, study and evaluate. It will take more than hope to find someone who can lead our country through the next few years. More than trust. It will also take honesty and good leadership.