A year ago, six months ago, even three months ago the notion would have seemed utterly preposterous, but now we have to face up to the real possibility that the Dems will nominate Sanders for POTUS and the Pubs will nominate Trump. Seriously.
What would the debates between them be like? Trump is such an outsider that he does not even speak the same language as the professional pols. Sanders certainly does, but his political world-view is so alien from the Dem Establishment’s that this will be the first time the viewers have heard from it in such a setting. And each candidate’s world-view is so alien to the other’s that it will be like we have a Martian on one side arguing from an assumed paradigm of Blue and Orange Morality and a Venusian on the other side arguing from Lettuce and Cabbage Morality. Will they just talk past each other? Will either be able to engage meaningfully with anything the other says?