Key for Democrats is gov­ern with mod­er­a­tion

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Democrats now have the U.S. House of Representatives and must prove they know how to gov­ern. If they can­not do this the 2020 elec­tion might be a re­peat of the 2016 elec­tion, Pres­i­dent Trump los­ing the pop­u­lar vote by mil­lions but win­ning the Elec­toral Col­lege.

The Democrats must fo­cus on what mat­ters to the peo­ple in the states they need to win and that means putting up a mod­er­ate can­di­date, fo­cus­ing on is­sues that mat­ter, like health care. They must fo­cus on Trump’s poli­cies and not be seen as vin­dic­tive.

I don’t feel Sen­a­tor Bernie San­ders can win a na­tional elec­tion, nor can any other pro­gres­sive, and if they be­gin to act as if other Democrats are their en­emy they will ham­string the at­tempt to de­feat Trump in 2020. Let the Mueller re­port speak for it­self and work with Repub­li­cans to cre­ate a rea­son­able re­sponse.

When Trump lies, prove it. Fo­cus on Trump’s weak spots; come up with a health care plan that is a com­pro­mise be­tween pro­gres­sives and mod­er­ates and pass it. Doesn’t mat­ter if the Se­nate or Trump won’t get on board, they will be seen as a block to progress.

Pass leg­is­la­tion that res­tores checks on the banks; ad­dress im­mi­gra­tion; in­crease reg­u­la­tions to pro­tect work­ers. Mod­er­a­tion works. Robert Lam­perelli Ston­ing­ton

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