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By John Romano / Tampa Bay Times

We swear we are better than this.

Better than the extremes, and better than the barbs. Too many of us sit atop high horses and claim America’s divisiveness is the fault of the fringes, both left and right.

It’s a wonderfully satisfying and snooty position to take.

But what happens if somebody calls our bluff?

Because that’s what Patrick Murphy and David Jolly are contemplating. They are talking about offering Florida voters a bipartisan ticket for governor unlike anything we’re accustomed to.

One Democrat, one Republican and one challenge to how we see ourselves.

If we really are tired of allowing the zealots among us to dictate the starting line for political races, then we should welcome an idea that promises bipartisan solutions from the beginning.

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