Noted Racist David Duke Considering Presidential Run
Matt | On 05, Jul 2011
At this point, the gate is wide the hell open on the GOP side of the aisle for Election 2012.
If you remember David Duke, then you will know he is a full-on racist and white supremacist from Louisiana. He is a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKKK), a Louisiana arm of the infamous racist organization. He ran for the GOP nomination for president in 1992, but didn’t come close to being nominated with less than one percent of the vote.
Fast forward to today and Duke is again “considering” another run for the highest office in the land. ::sigh:: He is going on a 26-state tour soon to feel out his chances of sending Barack packing in 2013.
Yes, this is a true story.
Never mind the fact that over the course of his career, Duke lost bids for the Louisiana Senate, Louisiana Governor, U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate. He only served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1990-1992. During his time, one of the items he pushed for was drug testing for welfare recipients. In short, Duke was not a star legislator. But, he wants to be your next president.
What kind of national platform can you actually build as a known white separatist? Some have jokingly said that the Tea Party is an example. However in all fairness to them, that’s not nor has never been their de facto purpose.
I understand the concept of separatism, but how can they ever build a true “electorate” when there are other white people (and lots of them) that don’t even support that type of platform? Let’s not even mention the ethnic minorities that aren’t going for it at all.
I’m confused, unless this is all just a big publicity stunt.