Re “Is Dianne Feinstein too old to run for re-election?” (sacbee.com, Jan. 8): Whether to elect someone who will be 91 at the end of her term is certainly a legitimate question. No one is immune from memory lapses and physical deterioration that inevitably accompany advanced age. But the more significant issue with Sen. Dianne Feinstein is her ability to inspire voters, particularly younger voters. Jerry Brown, at 79, showed his ability in the 60 minutes interview, as did 75-year-old Bernie Sanders in his presidential campaign. But the last time Feinstein galvanized anyone was 22 years ago, when she shepherded the passage of a 10-year moratorium on assault weapons. Younger voters need and California deserves a stronger, more enthusiastic voice in the U.S. Senate.
Daniel Broderick, Sacramento