All of a sudden, the media has discovered Dr. David Duke all over again, and they're going ga-ga over his expressed interest in running for President of the United States, most likely as a Republican. But Dr. Duke didn't exactly reveal anything significantly new in this latest hubbub.
The Daily Beast started the latest media stampede. In an article disingenuously entitled "White Supremacist Stampede", Eve Conant claims that a "startling" number of white-power candidates are beginning to seek public office. National socialist advocates, Klan members, neo-Confederates, and other representatives of the many wings of the white nationalist community are starting to file paperwork and print campaign literature for offices large and small, citing rising unemployment, four years with a multi-racial (half-Black and half-White, although Obama identifies as Black) president, and rampant illegal immigration as part of a growing mound of evidence that White people need to take a stand. The anti-racist witch hunt recently taking place at Alta High School tends to support that contention.
Naturally, because Dr. David Duke has established himself during the past 23 years as the most prominent, positive, and articulate spokesman for White civil rights in the United States, he's the centerpiece of the article. Dr. Duke says he’s launching a tour of 25 states to explore how much support he can garner for a potential presidential bid; he believes 2012 is already shaping up to be a pivotal year. While he did not identify which states he would initially target, the American Third Position Party, a distinctly pro-White party, is already formally organized in 14 different states (Utah's not one of them...yet), so Dr. Duke would be smart to capitalize upon that embryonic infrastructure and visit those states first. A3P has no official presidential standard-bearer yet.
But other than the fact that Dr. Duke has announced he will visit 25 states, there's nothing new about his intentions. In August 2010, Dr. Duke first declared his interest in running for president and outlined his platform in the video embedded below:
Stormfront founder and radio host Don Black, with whom Dr. Duke has a close relationship, told The Daily Beast the strategy is to start from the ground up, where there is a greater chance of winning. Black explained the Tea Party’s influence spurred hopes among his ideological soulmates — but that the initial excitement has given way to a realpolitik sense that the Stormfront crowd will have to go it alone. “Many of our people are involved in the Tea Party,” says Black. “But much of their leadership is skittish when it comes to talking about racial realities. The Tea Party is a healthy movement but many are too conditioned to run like scared rabbits when called racists.” Stormfronters have reacted favorably to Dr. Duke's announcement on this thread, although a few say they prefer to get behind Ron Paul, who has a better chance of getting nominated. There's also a much newer video of David Duke getting interviewed on Russia Today:
For other videos by Dr. Duke, visit his YouTube channel HERE.
Prognosis: While Dr. Duke has little chance of actually winning the Republican nomination, his presence in the race could empower many people who have been alienated and radicalized by 45 years of affirmative action and other anti-White policies implemented in the name of "civil rights". His presence could also force the other candidates to quit tippytoeing around the race issue; perhaps some might even have the stones to declare their intent to outlaw affirmative action in the public sector if elected.