The “fact” is that until and unless someone who can get votes across party lines runs, this whole discussion is hypothetical. No one currently publically considering running can do that. Nor, does anyone come to mind.
Actually the ‘fact’ is that the only way you get ‘someone who can run across party lines’ is by compromising conservatism to make it ‘not conservatism’ so that it’s palletable to liberals.
Winning with a liberal is winning with a liberal regardless of what political party they claim as their own. Which is to say, exactly where we are today. If you love where we are, do what you have been and get ready to lose your toys when your political choices come and strip you of them for the greater good. If not, then do something different.
PS: you already lost marriage, a straight military and healthcare to your political choices. Lets see what your pain threshold is.
Want a fact? When you vote for left-leaning Republicans, you make the left more powerful in BOTH parties. Not hypothetical, not an opinion, but hard cold mathematical FACT.
It took me a very long time to figure it out. What's taking you?