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too far either side and you're just being a bit silly
you're by default endorsing the centre.
It's impossible to stand absolutely nowhere.
It's possible to have no opinion on politics.
But if you have no opinion then by definition you want nothing to change (otherwise you'd be political) and therefore you'd have to be defined as being centre.
Extremists = people who get shit done.
got stuff done.
If we elected say...Jean Marie Le Pen or Chavez world president, I bet we'd be on Mars within 20 years.
I do sometimes wish for a benevolent dictator though.
...IiiiN the per co la tor
one way or the other
you will always have to have half your effort dedicated to measuring the extremes and how much is to either side and making sure you position yourself in the centre.
Which will mean you'll have less resource for doing stuff.