Who Should Represent a Group?

Imagine a group of 100 people standing in a gymnasium. You think highly of all of them.

50 of them are standing on one of the gym floor because they all believe something. The other 50 are standing on the other end of the gym floor because they all believe in the opposite position.

Who’s the best person to represent the thinking of all 100 people?

Is it a person who is standing on one end of the gym floor, or is someone standing on the other end of the gym floor?

Or is it someone who has listened to both perspectives and has found a way to integrate the best ideas from both groups into a practical approach that can be applied on an-going basis?

In America I think we tend to swing from one extreme approach to another without keeping good ideas from the previous approach. For now, you have to be in an extreme position in order to get enough votes to win. As voters perhaps we should push harder to find people who can merge great ideas from both sides.