We've seen two "Alt-Right" (if that's the right word) political candidacies over the past year: Paul Nehlen and Patrick Little. Both flamed out.

With Nehlen, a massive opportunity to actually win was squandered by idiotic messaging. Both suffered from the same flawed strategy.
Nehlen and Little were similar types—freshly red-pilled normies. They suffered from "the zeal of the convert" and couldn't keep a lid on their newfound knowledge. Their message was harsh and alienating. They were normies who scared normies, as strange as that might sound.
Nehlen and Little attracted massive followings among shitlords and they began playing to audience—in other words, preaching to the converted. The problem is, these people couldn't vote for Nehlen or Little.
I'm not against quixotic campaigns; indeed, I think the Alt-Right could benefit from one. But we should learn from the Ron Paul phenomenon. Paul had marinated in libertarianism for decades. And he presented a hopeful (and hokey) message. Nehlen and Little were simply too harsh.
We need to grasp the dynamic of vanguard/populism.

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.
I'm on the vanguard, thus my rhetoric and ideas are "too soon": forward-looking, daring, sometimes outlandish. The populist must actually resonate with people who could vote for him. Bringing the vanguard and the populist together is the goal. And we haven't cracked the nut yet.
After Charlottesville, we had a vanguard that was trying to be esoteric/implicit ("American nationalism" and palatable patriotism) and populists who were way too exoteric/explicit. This was ass-backwards from the beginning and led nowhere.
American conservatives love elections and the thought of sending "Mr. Smith" to Washington to clean up the joint. This is hopelessly naive .

We should attempt to use the democratic system without actually believing in its myths. In this regard, we can learn from a the elite.
The elite pick winners after they've won. Iow, they don't get excited by a "good man" who's idealistically trying to go to Washington. Instead, they link up with existing players and power centers. (And they can turn a genuine leftist into a neo-liberal with 30 pieces of silver.)
Here's my advice. If you're running for office and you're Alt-Right, then, for heaven's sake, KEEP A LID ON IT! Try to actually win, and link up with Alt-Right leaders behind the scenes. Once in office, run cover for us and do things that benefit the general racial awakening.
Whatever you think about Nehlen, his "shall not censor" legislation was brilliant. It would've been even better if he'd capitalized on the amazing opportunity of Paul Ryan's retirement and the good will extended to him by normie conservatives like Ann Coulter and Steve Bannon.
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