I am fascinated by the brashness of Barack Obama. After two years in the U.S. Senate and seven years in the Illinois Senate, he is now eminently qualified to become president of the United States. If charisma were the only qualification, perhaps. In his own words, his work as a community organizer, civil rights attorney, constitutional law professor "provides me with insights into solving problems at the federal level, and at the local level and at the neighborhood level." Someone should show Mr. Obama the job description of president: CEO of the bureaucracy in the federal government, commander in chief of the world's only superpower and chief of state in all diplomatic endeavors.

Frank C. Overfelt

Cottonwood Heights