Many recent letters to the editor here at the times have been politically charged and are clearly in proportion to the upcoming election. Both sides have had their say and both have done so valiantly. Clearly the common concern is the state of the union, as it should be. After reading many of the letters it is apparent that there are two types. People who aren't happy with the direction of this country and looking to elect a new president, and those who aren't happy with the direction of the country, but want to re-elect the same person. Obviously we see where both sides can agree. However when we use objectivity, one of these makes sense and the other does not.