In response to "The Evil of Two Lessers," by William Schneider, Opinion, Sept. 18:
Schneider provides brilliant commentary exposing the wealth of weaknesses possessed by both of our major candidates for the presidency. Once again, our choices are humiliating.
However, when he comes to mention of what they should discuss, he becomes part of the problem. The federal deficit used by the Reagan Administration to buy prosperity is indeed a major problem. However, no one has been able to articulate the exact nature of the problem, not when or how its "price" must be paid.
A far more important and immediate (because of current events in the Soviet Union) problem is that of world peace. The present leadership of the U.S.S.R. is gambling its existence on our willingness to respond to the possibility of a world wherein there are no superpower "enemies." If they fail, we lose.