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Patience – and a moderate Republican candidate – are the keys

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The end of Joe Biden’s difficult first year in office evoked all kinds of comparisons. New York Times columnist Bret Stephens recalled successful presidential partnerships with strong chiefs of staff – Ronald Reagan and Howard Baker, George H.W. Bush and James Baker.  Stephens asked, “What’s Tom Daschle up to these days?”  Nate Cohn, also in the Times, compared Biden’s legislative strategy to that of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, to Biden’s disadvantage.  I asked a friend who has known Biden for forty years. I don’t think you can pin the things that Bret Stephens doesn’t like about the Biden presidency