Why not a Manchin-DeSantis ticket for 2024?

Let’s imagine a presidential ticket that would help to heal America’s partisan political divides by combining a strong Democrat and strong Republican for the 2024 election. How about Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for the GOP? Pragmatic, commonsense, and yes, even potentially healing, such a ticket would present a number of positives and strengths to voters across the country.

Naturally, one can assume that many on the left and the right would not entertain allowing such a political team — especially those Democrats who already view Manchin as a traitor to their causes in the Build Back Better bill costing trillions of dollars.

But what if those on the far left and those on the far right make up a minority of the Democratic and Republican parties? Tens of millions of Americans probably feel worn down by the never-ending ideological wars in Washington, some of which filter down to state and local levels, that a small percentage of vocal agitators are pushing.