One of America’s best-known racists, David Duke, says he would probably vote for Ralph Nader for president this fall.
The former Klansman’s admission he would back a candidate who embraces affirmative action shows just how confusing it’s gotten for white supremacists this election, said Leonard Zeskind, author of the upcoming book, Blood and Politics: History of the White Nationalist Movement From the Margins to the Mainstream.
In the past, they’ve traditionally backed Pat Buchanan, first as a Republican presidential candidate and later as a third-party candidate. Without him, they feel they have no campaign voice, Zeskind said. “To compound the confusion, you have a Republican Party campaign that is pro-war while they’re anti-war, and the Democratic Party is putting forward their worst nightmare.”