This isn't really a poll. This is a thread so I can explain a theory on realignment (the way political parties shift). I'll answer questions asked as well
Totally disagree with everything stated. Your scenario will not happen
There's a theory that I learned about last week about how the political parties are going to shift next. This is something that happens over time, like when the federalist disappeared then eventually the Whigs came out of their ashes.
The current party make up is like this: democrats are divided into progressives on the left and neo liberals on the right. Then the gop is neo conservatives on the left and tea party on the right. There is an ever growing wedge between the neo cons
And the tea party. If the reps choose one side or another for the presidential candidate, the other will want to split the party up. The tea party sticks with the republican name and the neo cons jump ship to the dems. With a Democratic Party
Full of moderates, the progressives all jump ship and either make a new third party or go join the greens.
The problem with this is it would create a 3 party system which our country isn't designed for. And it might not even matter because the
New dems would hold a big majority over the other two parties.
Will this happen? I think it'll happen eventually. Things change over time, and I see this being the most likely scenario.