To the Journal editor:
The discussion this political season largely focuses on our national budget difficulties and entitlement issues. One should keep in mind that the president may set a tone and help steer the direction, but cannot dictate a solution no matter how detailed the degree of numerical and monetary minutia they present.
Solutions regarding taxes and spending largely rest with the legislative branch which won the power and responsibility in this realm of our government. The major question deals with which presidential ticket can best work with the House of Representatives and Senate.
Another major consideration, in which ticket do you favor to name a replacement Supreme Court justice, as predictably the next president will likely be naming two or more to the bench given expected retirements, which certainly is important long-term consequences.
And, most importantly, as one watching the vice presidential debate, who would you prefer to be a heartbeat away from being president should the need arise?