This is a harbinger of the beginning of the end of traditional parties. The parties have become non-functional and irrelevant.
Beginning in the eighties traditional Republicans merged with Wall Street and the corporate world, accepting a minor interest in this political conglomerate. I realize there remains a significant element of so-called Republicans that is a mixture of neo-Birchites, libertarians, and a variety of other ideologues.
The corporate world and Wall Street also own stock in the Democratic Party as well. These interests invested in Democrats heavily in 2008 and continue to purchase equity interest. However, the main thrust of Democrats is the Europeanization of America. Even as we daily watch the demise of the European welfare experiment; the Democrats, in the main, continue to trust in a powerful and paternalistic central government.
So, both parties have lost relevancy.
The traditional parties are shackled be a dependency on select interests that sponsor them, although, these are not necessarily competing interests. It is these dominant select interests and their foot soldiers(politicians) that have squandered our freedoms.
America’s native freedoms must be restored in full. The measuring stick, for these freedoms, is the viability and distinction of the middle class. Some national party will answer this call.