In this situation, the team captain is representing his constituency, his team.
This is a microcosm of a representative republic.
Enter R. Todd Gardenhire.
He was elected to represent the folks of Chattanooga, the location of an Islamist terror attack on U. S. military personnel.
I suppose that if he was a team captain on Family Feud, he might just go sit in the audience and watch the game.
|Todd Gardenhire, Republican, nowhere (TN.gov website)|
Gardenhire refused to vote on SB1483, the Constitutional Carry Bill, in committee, thus reneging on his duty to his constituents. Rather than act as a representative of some segment of the Chattanooga area electorate, he just benched himself.
No representation there - - - I guess I would pass on having him on my Family Feud team.