I haven’t been following it that closely. If you want more in depth reporting on Ron Paul and some of his nuttier supporters, I suggest you check out Mark over at Publius Endures who has done more than a few posts tracking the Ron Paul brigade. But when I talk about nutty Ron Paul supporters, I’m not talking about the creepy folks who could be mistaken for extras in a zombie flick. No, we’re talking about White Supremacist groups like Stormfront, who have a nice “Ron Paul for President” plastered in giant letters at the bottom of their homepage.
It has been Ron Paul’s unwillingness to distance himself from these folks that has become a central storyline to his campaign, as well as the phenomenal fundraisers, and eerie internet cult. But if you are interested in just how unwilling he is to separate himself, just take a gander at this.
Yeah, those two grinning white boys would be the ironically named Don and Derek Black, the founder of Stormfront, and his scary looking son who obviously took his fashion tips from the old Stephen King movie Children of the Corn.
Is it possible this is all just a strange misunderstanding? That Dr. Paul didn’t really know who these people are? Sure, of course it is. But, especially considering how much of his campaign is based on the internet, I don’t expect it should take him very long to learn just how damning a picture like this. I’ll be interested to see what damage control will look like from the Paul campaign.
That is, of course, if there is any.