With Nehlen, a massive opportunity to actually win was squandered by idiotic messaging. Both suffered from the same flawed strategy.
The vanguard is exoteric/explicit and future-oriented. The populist is esoteric/implicit and conservative.
The vanguard speaks to where people need to be. The populist speaks to where people are.
We should attempt to use the democratic system without actually believing in its myths. In this regard, we can learn from a the elite.