By the time of the next election, if we are still here, ANY Republican who is perceived as being even a little bit different, will get slammed and attacked, labeled as a whacko extremist.
And what you end up with will be a model of monotony, mundane through and through, so middle-of-the-road he/she will have a yellow stripe down his back!
People here and elsewhere will rave about what a savior this person is, how much they will do for American politics, just about take us back to 1776 and George Washington the best thing since sliced bread blah-blah-blah yada yada yada yada yada yada... you know what I’m sayin.
They will check the box on their mail in ballots, hearts all a twitter, afaik, it’s just a play anymore. Pure theater.