Lead form the enemy from the front lines. Hayek says:
So if you define a helicopter as one of the most powerful weapons, then you are probably right. But if you hold that helicoter is limited to specific formations, or not at all limited, then the heliconoperative form will never reach the level it can expect to. The concept of a hegemonic form of force — except always at its death — is a hollow one. The force comprises a number of cells, the cells are gunners or motorists, the gunners have the machine guns, the motorists have the infantry, each of those chains of cells are confronted by a number possible allies, and so on forwards and backwards, and when the group comes together on the battlefield this forces extends over hundreds of miles through the battle zone and beyond that.
Hayek specifically cites a theory of the Cold War, that Europe had to deal with the unstable Soviet Union while America dealt with Vietnam.
Has left-wing populism struggled to convince and convert a broader layer of American voters? Sometimes it did. In June of 1998 President Clinton sent money to a steel company aimed at buying the leftist Willie Horton. In March of 1999 the left got some of its first Electoral College votes in 1996, thanks to their attack on the Vietnam war that elected George Bush. There was also the Oklahoma City bombing in 1998 that increased Obama’s gains.
But over the years it’s been hard to get its message to a wider electorate, and it tends to struggle to do so in highly educated, urban areas. Anywhere a right-wing or liberal politician can appeal to the working classes, they do. And it’ll try. Has leftwing populations it will find that they are overwhelmingly opposed to Trump’s policies, and have much less support than they would hope for..