Fantasize all you want about your perfect political candidates, but please don't prevail upon these 10 fine, creative leaders to run for Congress ("Where is Mr. Smith Now That We Need Him?" by Ronald Brownstein and Nina J. Easton, Nov. 11).
From Deborah Meir to David Hamburg, your bright stars are much too valuable where they are to give up their originality for years of congressional anonymity, which is what election would force on them.
The price is too high for most original thinkers. Let them keep encouraging us but only from the sidelines.