To the Editor:

Daniel Nichanian (“For McCain, all-American strategy may backfire,” 4/1) suggests that McCain uses the standard descriptive phrase “American president” to imply Obama’s un-Americanness. Presumably, supporters of Al Gore only called their candidate the “man for the job” in order to question George W. Bush’s gender.

Julian Rajeshwar

April 1

The writer is a sophomore in Jonathan Edwards College.