More On Stormfront And The Ron Paul Campaignby Doug Mataconis
Two weeks ago I wrote about the endorsement that Ron Paul’s campaign had received from the neo-nazi’s over at Stormfront.
Now, its seems that the founder of the site has donated money to the campaign:
A LoneStarTimes.com investigation has conclusively established that a leading figure in the American neo-Nazi / White-Supremacist movement has provided financial support to Ron Paul’s 2008 Presidential campaign.
The individual in question is Don Black, the founder, owner and operator of Stormfront, a “white power” website that both professional journalists and watch-dog groups have identified as the premier English-language racist/hate-site on the Internet.
The amount in question — $ 500 — is small, but that doesn’t mean the campaign shouldn’t address it. This is, quite honestly, an issue that almost every politician faces at some point — you get a contribution from an unsavory character, or even one that is technically illegal under Federal Election Law. Even if it’s not illegal, there really is only one good PR move in a situation like this, you return the money and ask the person(s) in question not to send anymore.
You don’t building a winning coalition by letting the hatemongers in.