Let’s say Trump chose Bill Cosby as his running mate. How do you think they’d do in a general election? I’m guessing they’d get about half the vote. What if Hillary selected Jared from Subway? How would they do? I’m guessing they’d approach the fifty percent mark. These are extreme examples (as if the current state of affairs wasn’t extreme enough), but they might not be that far off. For the past several decades, partisanship has, well, trumped nearly all other factors when it comes to elections. Which leads us to Benjamin Wallace-Wells’ question in The New Yorker: Do Trump And Clinton Matter? While we’re on the topic, does anything matter?