Seriously. Is it the heat? Ralph Brandt is running for Mesa City Council and that his sponsoring organization was The American Third Position political party. He said,
“Our party represents the ethnic interests of White people.I personally believe that White people are getting the short end of the stick.”
So, it’s your typical white nationalist group. Being paranoid that the white race will be extinct is required, but hoods are optional.
Turns out, this isn’t the first time that Mesa had a candidate like Brandt. In 2006, J.T. Ready ran for a council seat but came in second. He wasn’t open about his neo-Nazi affiliation during the race. It didn’t come out until later. Good thing he lost.
It made me think. Ralph Brandt is open about his beliefs. Of course, it will cost him. The other guy, who hid his views, didn’t win but came pretty close. That’s pretty scary, even though it’s just a city council seat.
I think that’s why I am so into vetting. It may seem invasive, but we should know as much as possible about a candidate. You don’t want some Congressman winning and saying, “Oh, and by the way, I’m a white nationalist.” Thank God we have hungry journalists who just love digging for anything and everything on candidates.
The vetting has already started for the GOP nominees. Perry has already had a couple of things come out – the hunting camp he probably wishes his family didn’t have and his penchant for Confederate symbols.
By the time the GOP will choose their candidate, we’ll probably know who Romney took to the junior prom, Cain’s kindergarten teacher’s take on him, and Huntsman’s blood type. Do we need all that? No. But I’d rather have more information than less.