When you cast your vote for the president, you are casting your vote for the person destined to become the leader of the free world, a position that requires wisdom, knowledge, experience, integrity, farsightedness and compassion. Had Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill not had these qualities, our lives today would be entirely different and infinitely more troubled. FDR led us through the Great Depression and, with Churchill, steered us to victory in World War II. Today, our world is even more complex and our next president will need a huge amount of wisdom, knowledge, experience, integrity, farsightedness and compassion. Sen. Barack Obama may have great potential, but we need an experienced leader able right now to step forward and lead the free world in the right direction. Obama has done well, but is he ready? I don't think so; Hillary Clinton has all the qualities needed for this job.
MARY A. RUGGIERI
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