I have spent months arguing with myself about Sen. John McCain's qualifications, virtues and values. Every week, he comes up shorter and shorter. He is obviously way out of touch with the majority of Americans.

"The fundamentals of our economy are strong." For whom? Not anyone I know. We should continue to pour billions into Iraq to "defeat evil," while Americans lose their homes and can't afford medical care, food and gas at the same time. He couldn't even admit that his biggest "moral failure" was the breakup of his first marriage.

Rather than attack Barack Obama, why doesn't McCain tell voters why he thinks he should be president. It's time to learn more about Obama.

Miriam Hyde

Salt Lake City