Richard Spencer believes the Obamacon phenemonon is based entirely on revulsion with George W. Bush and the Republican Party. Personally, I think it runs deeper than that. The disillusioned racialists who are voting for Obama over McCain are doing so more out of alienation from Bill Buckley’s conservatism than anything else. A much broader swath of Gen X’ers/Gen Y’ers are less responsive to coded racial appeals and are voting their economic self interest against the income inequality that GOP policies have promoted.
As a racialist, I think this is a good thing. American conservatism eschews explicit white racial and ethnic identity in favor of defending the vacuous consumer culture of suburbia. What use is a conservatism that has no use for whites who put the welfare of their own kin above individual self interest? In the absence of affirmative ethnicity, a more equitable society can be seen as a nobler vision of the common good than the ruthless privatism on offer on the right.