To be in the center, does this mean:
- Ambivalence toward some issues, and thus, neither left nor right?
- Right on some issues, left on others?
- Noncommittal, like often is with abortion- and death penalty-related questions, "Abortion/the DP is killing and I personally feel it is morally wrong, but sometimes OK when the father is a bad guy/the criminal is a nasty fellow."
- A merger of both sides, like we might see in welfare-related questions?
- Resigned compromise, realizing some issues can be won from a strong right or left position, while others must be given up as nonessential in order to win?
- Merely not a member of a political party, being that magic swing vote?
- Valueless, not really giving a rip one way or another, but preferring to appear as less careless?
I'll guess there is clarity here among students among political science, where terms are defined. I studied other things in college, so I am stuck trying to sort it out on my own.
Am I a moderate? I'll need to get back to you on that.