He earned 26 percent of the vote despite raising no money and listing the wrong opponent on his campaign website....What's going on in Tennessee? One explanation is Clayton's name appeared first on the ballot.
On his issues page, Clayton sounds more like a member of the John Birch Society than a rank-and-file Democrat. He says he's against national ID cards, the North American Union, and the "NAFTA superhighway," a nonexistent proposal that's become a rallying cry in the far-right fever swamps. Elsewhere, he warns of an encroaching "godless new world order" and suggests that Americans who speak out against government policies could some day be placed in "a bone-crushing prison camp similar to the one Alexander Solzhenitsyn was sent or to one of FEMA's prison camps."
Note: The Democratic Party has "disavowed" him, whatever that means.