Oh 100%. My dad is a sort of moderate progressive and he talks about the need for a "healthy GOP" and that Trump isn't really a conservative. It seems silly to me -- at least for me it's clear that both parties are broken and unhealthy, and the leaders chosen reflect that. Honestly I'd wish we'd get an Antebellum-style collapse of both major parties and see fresher groups and ideas that more accurately reflect the people.I would appreciate a change of scene for sure. The current paradigm clearly isn't working, fresh ideas, fresh frames, fresh divisions of people, all for it.
I have lots of criticisms for Andrew Yang, but I do think a lot of people were excited just b/c he brought new progressive ideas and is forward thinking. Now, his UBI plan would also entail just putting the minimum wage on the backburner which is obviously ass, but a lot of progressives and socialists are excited about UBI gaining popularity and want to implement it (with a livable min. wage ofc). I doubt Yang will ever hold any major office, I think he's not that much of a campaigner or an orator, and most of his positions already belong to a lot more well-recognized people from the left-wing of the party. But, I do think he is bringing interesting questions to the table that can help reshape how party politicians and members look at the future, that have previously been mostly left to forums like this one to have debates about haha
Anyways, the GOP base is on the warpath. I doubt they're gonna abandon Trump or that brand of right-wing pseudo-populism they have going on rn. It'll depend of the left to reinvent the Dems and themselves after 50+ years of hibernation.