"State representative races can be won with modest budgets and small staffs, while affording the winner possible major media attention and the ability to file and promote legislation that can materially improve our people's plight," proclaimed Duke, citing personal experience.
"Most importantly, a state representative office is winnable for political novices and provides an excellent springboard for higher office."
This electoral strategy for building an extremist political movement in the U.S. was recently echoed by neo-Nazi John Ubele in an essay posted on the website of the Nationalist Coalition, a white nationalist group. In "The 2006 Elections: A Call to Action," Ubele expounds upon the positive uses of local campaigns, even failed ones, in helping lay the groundwork for a "national pro-White political party." These include heightened exposure for extremist ideas and organizational and management experience for activists.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
The Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report has published a story about "Electing Extremism" that identifies a number of racist candidates who are running for political office in several states. The article identifies a political strategy set forth by white supremecist David Duke. Here's a quote:
Posted by Bruce Prescott at 8:34 AM