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Opinion | The Road Ahead for the Democrats: Here Are Some Directions

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To the Editor:

Re “Party Presses Biden to Hone Midterm Message” (front page, March 13):

It is not just the White House; all Democrats made a mistake after the election. In spite of being warned, the Democratic Party went too far left too fast. The country was not ready for such a radical course correction and rebelled. The Democrats are now going to get spanked in the midterm elections.

The crisis of the Ukrainian war has shown the leadership qualities of President Biden. Before that the Republicans had successfully pushed a narrative that President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were in over their heads. That is no longer the case.

For the rest of Mr. Biden’s term the Democrats are going to have to chart a middle-of-the-road course. They will have to prove they can govern and therefore deserve another term.

Bruce Higgins
San Diego

To the Editor:

“Build Back Better”? “Democrats Deliver”? Whoa. C-.

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s slogans and speeches were A+.

In his Inaugural Address in 1933, his words inspired confidence in tens of millions of dejected Americans: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” and “Action, and action now.”

In 1940, after the German Army and Air Force crushed most of the democracies in Europe, F.D.R. declared that America would be “the great arsenal of democracy.”

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