Re Financial expert enters race for governor (Page A1, Jan. 22): It's politicians like Neel Kashkari who keep the American system going. Politicians on the far right or left of the political spectrum can only capture the hearts of so many Americans. Politicians appealing to the fringe voters cater to the desires of their own party and are unwilling to compromise, a necessary pillar of American democracy. Kashkari, unlike so many others, has qualities that appeal to both sides of the aisle. He is part of a breed of politician that seems to be endangered. As a moderate Democrat, I can honestly say that this is one of the few Republicans I could find myself voting for.
-- Ryan Schouweiler, Sacramento