Letter: Politicians must move to the middle

President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference

President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the White House in Washington, DC. (Nov. 14, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

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Regarding "GOP is forgetting it has cards to play" [Opinion, Dec. 2], columnist Charles Krauthammer is right, the Democrats have no mandate. But neither do the Republicans.

If anything, I hope the elections result in a desire by both parties to move to the middle. If plan A was to deny President Barack Obama a second term, then Plan B must be to assure a conservative Republican in the White House in four years. However, we cannot afford extremism on either side.

Aldo Rovere, Fort Salonga

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