The season is ripest it has ever been for a centrist candidate when the parties start balkanizing into far right, center right, center left, and far left. It reflects the balkanization of our popular culture with the onset of the internet. We are used to microscheduling our entertainment first with TIVO/DVR’s then now with streaming video and youtube. Are you big box or Amazon? Are you eBay or Woot? In this setting, there less of a chance of a great unifier in chief, but a certainty of a great blandifier in chief. No Steve Jobs like leader is possible, but any number of lumpenproletariat-derived mouth breathers in sack-like dark suits could fill the job description when the market is triangulated properly.
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