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Reaching Out From The Center

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN ONLY RETAKE THE White House by refashioning American politics—starting from the center and reaching out to those who handed power to President Donald Trump—according to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has emerged as the front runner for the Democratic 2020 nomination in recent weeks. His campaign will have to unify the Democratic Party, appeal to independents and peel away the voters who backed Trump in 2016 if Biden wants to become the 46th commander in chief. Blair, one of the most successful moderate leaders in modern history, believes he knows how Biden can succeed.

Alongside President Bill Clinton, Blair drove the so-called “Third Way” brand of social democracy that attempted to fuse center and rightwing economic policy with center and left-wing social policy. For a while, it worked—Blair

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