Michael Snyder is a far-right “thinker” running for Congress from (of course) Idaho. He’s also a big fan and frequent guest of Alex Jones. He told Jones that he’s running in hopes of inspiring others to fill Congress with “Info Wars candidates.”
The movement needs to “educate people,” Snyder said, and “that’s what you guys are doing every day with the show and that’s a big part of the reason I’m running because we need people to run—some will win, some will lose—we need people to run all over the country or else we’re going to get bad people into office. But a big part of running for office is educating people, because when you run for office, you get a platform. And whether you win or lose, you’re going to talk to thousands, if not ultimately millions of people for the bigger campaigns, and people are going to hear the message, people are going to get educated. So part of this is an education process of what we’re trying to do, get the truth out.”…“The key is the Republican primaries,” he said. “In many areas of the country, less than 10 percent of the population of a state will vote in a Republican primary. So if we get just the InfoWars audience energized and fired up to vote and get 50, 60, 70 percent of us to go out and vote, we can literally take over these primaries [and] put in InfoWars candidates, pro-Trump candidates, liberty and freedom candidates, Ron Paul candidates into these positions.”
“The InfoWars audience has gotten so large and so powerful,” Snyder said, that “we could literally start taking over the Republican Party if we just get energized and motivated and galvanized to go vote.”
Hell, they’re already part of the way there with people like Dana Rohrebacher and Louis Gohmert. They haven’t taken over completely, but I think he’s right that they could largely do it. You look at the Republican National Committee and you have people like Dave Agema and Tamara Scott. This is I think the most interesting open question of the Trump era: In 10 or 15 years, will we look back on this as an anomaly, a one-off event that was the result of an odd confluence of events? Or will it be the new template for Republican candidates? I don’t know the answer to that question.