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Letter: Who is radical?

Published: 7/9/2021 8:00:06 AM

Mike Moffett’s recent My Turn (Monitor, 7/5) railing away at the “radicalism” of Joe Biden is completely off base. Most Democrats swallowed hard to vote for him because he is, by his nature, the quintessential moderate. I find it odd that Mr. Moffett calls Biden radical. Our last president showed no moderation in anything. That ran that gamut from personal misogynistic behavior to violations of the emolument’s provisions. He was an embarrassment for Americans. Our allies from around the world were horrified at his antics. The only world leaders who thought Trump was great were tyrannical autocrats like Vladimir Putin.

If Mr. Moffett is worried about our primary, he should look inward. New Hampshire is a wonderful place to live. It has an independent streak for which we should be proud. Rather than criticizing the candidates from the Democratic Party, he should recognize that our first in the nation primary attracts the fringes of both major parties. Aside from the gems, we get the kooks and the crazies. Remember Paul C. Fisher, the inventor of the Space Pen? We get them all. Moderate people of good will endured the embarrassment of Trump being our president, a governor who was an avowed supporter of Trump and a Legislature that had a reputation for being libertarian in its nature that sadly took a turn to the right. The pendulum swings, Mr. Moffett.

Dennis Martino



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