What Ryan Curtis (Readers' Forum, Sept. 17) and other Democrats seem to conveniently forget is that until the Democrats took over Congress two years ago, the economy was the strongest it has been in decades and gasoline was half its current price. Barack Obama has never managed a budget or so much as signed a paycheck, let alone managed anything other than his presidential campaign. His clear frustration at the Sarah Palin nomination and his numerous missteps trying to counter it are clear evidence that he is not qualified to be president.

Brad Merritt

Woodland Hills