Two cents, please?
As one without particular religious or political affiliation,
Could anyone please put in a word for us folk who have strong leanings in both extremes plus unabashed, centrist positions (at did Clinton, most successful politician of the century, says me).
Every worthwhile "conservative" ought have liberal leaning on some issues, and every worthwhile liberal ought to have conservative leanings on some issues.
I know I do.
And two of the most discussed political figures in history, Tom Jefferson and Tom Paine, did.
At various times both those fellows were reviled and worshiped by both right and left.
To hold no contrary notions is to be a machine.