I take objection to "Moving from partisans to problem solvers" (Opinion, Jan. 15), an op-ed by Jon Huntsman and Joe Manchin.
Playing "nice" is certainly commendable, but we expect that even from our children. No, the root of the problems in Congress today is not the lack of civility, but the fact that we elect uncivil people.
And why do we elect such uncivil people? Huntsman and Manchin identified the reasons, but relegated them to a secondary position. "Reducing money in politics and building a better election system" are much better starting points than waiting for people to begin being nice to each other.