The Dem party is at it;s lowest since the 1920’s and yet they still carry on with the likes of Pelosi.
Fact is that the Dems have become too far left, and that is why we see them doing what they are.
The Whig Party platform was very much like Trump’s. Read Alan Guelzo’s “Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President” on this.
The Whig Party may have died out but it is the opposite of the Democrat Party.
The Democrats seem to have become a regional and liberal socialist type party.
Hillary got only 50 electoral votes from states in the interior of America. The vast majority of her support came from the liberal enclaves on the Pacific coast and northeastern states.
Look at the map which shows which candidate carried each county across America, and the result has got to shock Democrats as to how isolated they have become.
If the Democrats died out, so be it.
While we have had two major parties for almost our entire history, the two major parties have not always been today’s Democrat and Republican parties. If the Democrats did die out or decline even more than they have already, it’s quite possible a new 2nd party would evolve.