In a follow-up to his video address to the Tea Party in May 2010, Dr. David Duke has produced a new video in which he says its up to us whether or not he decides to launch a Presidential campaign in 2012. Being a former Presidential candidate himself, Dr. Duke knows that the write-in route is not the way to go for him. His first choice is to compete for the Republican nomination. But failing that, he would consider a third-party run; perhaps the American Third Position Party or the Nationalist Party of America would be the most logical vehicles for a third-party run.
But it's up to us. The litmus test will be the degree of public support demonstrated for his work, to include the Duke Report, his web sites, and his video outreach. A continuing upsurge in support for these endeavors will indicate to him that there is sufficient potential for a successful Presidential campaign, even if it doesn't result in victory.
In response to those who might ask if Dr. Duke's previous legal troubles would bar him from running for President, the answer is no. According to FactCheck, a Federal conviction does NOT bar someone from running for Federal elective office. You might recall that in December 2002, Dr. David Duke pleaded guilty to the felony charge of filing a false tax return under 26 U.S.C. § 7206 and mail fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1341 December 2002. But following his release in May 2004, Dr. Duke reaffirmed his innocence, explaining that his decision to take the plea bargain was motivated by the bias that he perceived in the United States federal court system and not by any "guilt". He felt the charges were contrived to derail his political career and discredit him to his followers, and that he took the safe route by pleading guilty and receiving a mitigated sentence, rather than pleading not guilty and potentially receiving the full sentence. The bottom line -- Dr. Duke can legally run for President, and legally serve if he wins.
Dr. Duke provides the following explanation on this Stormfront thread:
DAVID DUKE FOR PRESIDENT? -- It's Up to YOU!
In my most important video yet, I discuss what could be the most dramatic move we can make toward saving the United States of America.
We can launch a national effort to inspire the American people with the most honest campaign for President since the days of our Founding Fathers. It can be the beginnings of a true national movement that can mobilize millions through a dynamic campaign for President of the United States.
This is the "crunch time" in the history of America.
America is in crisis. Our economy is in shambles. Our boys are dying and being maimed overseas by the thousands. And, all this while our borders are being overrun in an invasion that, unless halted, will change our nation forever.
The people and heritage that created our great American Republic ultimately being reduced to a small minority in the nation their forefathers built.
In many parts of our nation, we already walk as strangers in our own land on our own streets because our government won't even enforce our immigration laws.
Robber International Banks are stealing trillions and their own criminal bosses, such as the crooks at Goldman Sachs, totally control American fiscal policy.
The New York and Hollywood media continues to poison the soul of America with endless degenerate and destructive media.
Our foreign policy is under the complete control of a foreign country, the Zionist State of Israel.
The middle class is being driven to extinction, squeezed by a more rapacious super-rich ruling class and and growing mass of welfare slackers and illegal aliens sucking on the public teat, sucking the earnings of the working and productive Americans, and impoverishing many of America's elderly who have worked hard and sacrificed all their lives.
Instead of reducing the costs for health insurance for the great mass of working and self-employed Americans, now the government is going to make the rapacious health insurance rates of the giant insurance companies mandatory! All this while the American taxpayer and working Americans must pay the medical bills of illegal aliens and others who have never paid a penny in taxes. The government is also mandating that no matter how clean and healthy a lifestyle you live, you have to suffer sky high insurance rates because your insurance rates have to subsidize insurance rates those who have lifestyles that result in diseases like AIDS that can bankrupt any health system.
We are in the ultimate crisis.
In 1992 I ran in a series of Republican Primaries for President and received double digit percentages in some of them, despite the fact that Pat Buchanan got a fast start in New Hampshire and received the lion share of publicity.
I think it is time that the American people have a real choice for President of the United States in 2012.
I am not entering the race yet, and won't do so ....UNLESS I receive the support necessary to keep my work going and UNLESS the level of your support indicates that we can raise the funds necessary to have a serious campaign for the presidency and the potential to receive matching funds.
If I become an official candidate for President, at that point we can also purchase media time at the very lowest advertising rates. And the meetings, speeches, debates, and TV spots can really wake up the American people and launch a mass movement that can take America back!.
So. David Duke for President? ... It's completely up to you.
If you want me to run. It is COMPLETELY UP to YOU!
If you can support the Duke Report, my web sites and video outreach to a level that shows I can raise enough money to wage a credible campaign and receive federal matching funds, I promise you the most inspiring political campaign of your life.
To find out more on how to support his work, visit The Official Website of Representative David Duke, PhD