Ron Paul’s libertarian presidential run within the GOP was plagued by “white nationalist” supporters. Paul refused to return a donation from Stormfront webmaster Don Black, and a county coordinator of his Michigan campaign was later discovered to be a KKK and Christian Identity member. The pages of the American Free Press, which many consider racist and/or anti-Semitic, are filled with praise for Ron Paul alongside white-supremacist advertisements. And of course, there was newsletter-gate, which many blame for Paul’s poor showing in liberty-loving New Hampshire.
Bob Barr is taking a proactive stand against racial collectivists.
In a story broke on Reason’s Hit & Run blog, the Barr campaign discovered a man named James Buchanan (presumably not the famous economist or the deceased president) had endorsed Barr on a “white civil rights” Web site. Here is the text of Mr. Buchanan’s endorsement:
White conservatives and White Nationalists now have an unpleasant choice:
They can vote for the Libertarian candidate Bobb Barr, an honest, decent man, who has consistently stood for conservative principles even though he stands no real chance of winning. A vote for Bob Barr would at least send a message to the Republican Party that conservatives and Whites wonâ€™t sit still as they are stuck with a liberal presidential candidate like McCain. Supporting Bob Barr might even pave the way for a Third Party to replace the increasingly repugnant Republican Party.
Or patriotic Whites can vote for John McCain despite his earlier attempted Amnesty treason and despite the warmongering for Israel and despite his mental instability and despite his multi-racial family â€“just to try to keep Obama out of the White House.
While I can appreciate White people making an effort to keep a Black liberal out of the White House, McCain is almost certain to lose according to all the recent opinion polls.
To this, Barr’s campaign manager Russ Verney responded:
The Barr campaign is not going to be a vehicle for every fringe and hate group to promote itself. We do not want and will not accept the support of haters. Anyone with love in their heart for our country and for every resident of our country regardless of race, religion, nationality or sexual orientation is welcome with open arms.
Tell the haters I said don’t let the door hit you on the backside on your way out!
Stephen Gordon, a consultant for Barr and editor of Third Party Watch, added, “We denounce anybody who doesn’t want to treat everybody equally under the law.”