As the chaos around US House speaker Nancy Pelosi and growing dissent among the Democratic moderates continues to escalate, Democrats have been struggling to come up with a solution. Moderates could unite to form a powerful coalition that could swing the balance of power in the House, but is there something else holding them back? The Democratic moderates have had growing tension with one another, as moderates from rural and urban areas tend to disagree. In addition, while the moderates are united in their desire to move away from more progressive policies, they lack a unified platform of ideas that could create a powerful and unified front. The lack of a singular and consistent platform has made it difficult for moderates to work together effectively. While their individual platforms might be popular in their respective districts, they do not have enough common ground to make a coalition work. This is why Democrats have been unable to create a strong and effective coalition of moderates to combat Pelosi and the progressive agenda. Pelosi’s iron-fisted leadership has also hindered the moderates’ ability to come together. She has shown herself unwilling to compromise with moderates and unwilling to give them any positions of power that would give them a say in the House’s agenda. This has made it even more difficult for them to join forces and have their ideas heard. So, what would it take for moderates to unite and form a powerful coalition? A mutual desire for bipartisan compromise, for instance, could provide starting point. This would enable moderates to come together, share ideas, and even begin formulating a clearer and more unified platform. Additionally, moderates must also be willing to put their differences aside and focus on the issues they are all passionate about, such as access to healthcare, climate change, and immigration. Doing so would not only raise moderates’ profile, it could also help them form a stronger bond and help them grow politically. The potential for a coalition among moderates could go a long way towards creating a stronger voice for the Democratic party. A unified platform, combined with a stronger focus on mutual issues, could enable moderates to create a powerful coalition that would challenge and even overshadow Pelosi and the progressives’ agenda in the House.