It is dead if it continues to allow the dems to cheat their way to victory.
It hasn’t been that long ago that the Dem part was being talked about as a “Permanent Minority” and how an extreme party with Pelosi as the face of it would never get the House back etc etc. Of course, they got the house back (though admittedly lost it again) and now have a big Senate advantage and the most liberal President ever elected.
But a lot of what happens depends on history.
I think it is SO basic we all want to discount it, but Bush won in 2004 in part because of the trailing effect of Sept 11th.
Obama won in 2012 in part because of the trailing effect of the financial meltdown. If Katrina and the meltdown had never happened, Obama might very well have lost. So who knows what the next 4 years will hold.