letters | so much for visions of unity in Washington

When dealing with ideologues, what’s point of being a people person?

Until I read Matt Viser’s imaginative explanation (“Obama’s vision of unity led only to wider gap,” Page A1, Oct. 14), I didn’t realize that President Obama’s failure to convince ideologues who simply can’t accept the results of an election that they should use constitutional processes, rather than extortion, to get their way was the real cause of our current crisis.

I am looking forward to the next explanatory piece, in which a reporter will assure us that mugging victims have failed in their responsibility to convince criminals not to steal things that don’t belong to them and that, with better people skills, they could have avoided this fate.

Kathleen Martin