I guess it depends on how much of a role negative partisanship actually plays. If the opposing candidates are the biggest motivator for turnout, then the Democrats might be smart to pick a centrist. Trump’s strategy will be name-calling and labeling, like before — trying to keep his base angry and afraid. You can’t stick many damaging names on most centrists, because you can’t caricature their positions. A centrist might come with the advantage of a lower Republican turnout, since the Trump voters would presumably be less angry than they would be at Warren or Sanders.

May the best argument win. And let us shake hands when it’s done.

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