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Opinion | Bill Clinton Saved His Presidency. Here’s How Biden Can, Too.

By Mark Penn, Andrew Stein

08 Nov 2021 · 6 min read

Mr. Penn is a former adviser and pollster to President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. Mr. Stein is a former president of the New York City Council.

Swing voters in two blue-leaning states just sent a resounding wake-up call to the Biden administration: If Democrats remain on their current course and keep coddling and catering to progressives, they could lose as many as 50 seats and control of the House in the 2022 midterm elections. There is a way forward now for President Biden and the Democratic Party: Friday’s passage of the bipartisan physical infrastructure bill is a first step, but only a broader course correction to the center will give Democrats a fighting chance in 2022 and a shot at holding on to the presidency in 2024.

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