Hoping for change at top

To The Editor:
The presidential campaign, in my opinion should focus on fiscal competency not personal popularity. Our nation is in dire fiscal straights and is in moral decline. Optimism is waning. The last 3 1/2 years has been an exercise in duplicating Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.
Candidates should center on binding up our fiscal wounds and bringing our nation together in solidarity to meet the diverse challenges confronting us at present.
To conduct a campaign of division, class warfare and negative, abusive rhetoric is not what the American people need or want. Americans need jobs.
Our country doesn't need a "cool operator" as president, we need a commander -in-chief, a chief executive with solid credentials and experience in the financial trenches, optimistic with a strong constitutional perspective ready, willing and able to take up the gauntlet of the American presidency.
In a word, we need a person who believes in the basic goodness of America, not wishing to "fundamentally transform" her.
We hope there will be change - not more of the same empty promises and talk that doesn't walk.
Vincent A. Lattanzi