Vichy vichy ya ya whatever. If you're suggesting the GOP is a puppet party -- a Conservative party, co-opted by moderates -- sorry, no. The GOP is firmly a neo-con party (resisting being co-opted by Conservatives). It had Conservative outbursts, like in the Jack Kemp and Ralph Reed eras, where the establishment went along with what was happening because it meant winning. At the time. But that won't happen again any time in the near future in America's current cultural climate.
The nominee will be someone who's militarily interventionist in foreign policy, who'll keep up and advance the Surveillance State, who's innocuously religious or not at all, and who has no desire to pick fights with the Left in doing anything about the border or Obamacare. Or the national debt. The GOP will not be able to bank the votes of the Trump mini-swell. Really, who is the party's constituency nowadays? One half of the 1 percent?
The Dems have the poor, the criminals, and the deviants. And the dumbass half of the middle class that likes how they feel about themselves thinking that they're part of the opposition to "meanness". The rest of the middle class stays home. I'm about to join them. The GOP appeals to a tiny slice of populace. This country needs a Conservative party, as a kind of hospice, where that philosophy can go while it lives out its dying days here.