My sympathies are naturally with Kevin MacDonald. We have the same approach to the Jewish Question which is essentially “hide nothing.” We also agree on a number of other issues like working within the system, the need to appeal to Christians and conservatives, closing the gap between the “fringe” and the “mainstream,” and the viability of secession in Texas and the South.
Jim Giles is right that the ideal leader would be a returning war veteran who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Giles and MacDonald basically agree on the qualities of leadership. MacDonald correctly pointed out that Yankees have a deep desire to believe that their actions are principled and morally justified.
I agree with MacDonald on the 2016 election: the Republicans will nominate someone like Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio in a play for the Hispanic vote, and that candidate will be soundly beaten by his Democratic opponent, unless there is a black swan event like “the collapse” between now and the next election.
The real action will be at the state level where conservative governors and state legislatures will continue to clash with the federal government. This will create more polarization of the sort that we saw over Obamacare and Arizona. There will be many more “personal Rubicons” over the next four years as conservatives are radicalized and begin to loose faith in the political process.