So the thread is precisely what it is asking for. This is really just asking for opinions but I figure people will start debating, if the mods want it in IMHO that’s cool.
The rules of the thread: All celebrities are off-limits. If there has ever been a thread about them on this forum, they are basically out. That means no Dick Cheney, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, Tom DeLay, Ron Paul or anyone like that.
I guess. I would argue that he’s pretty famous, but not Sarah Palin famous. Basically I am looking for the C and D list of famous scary conservatives. John Bolton would be B-List by my estimation with Sarah Palin being A-List, but if you think it’s appropriate by all means. Who I have heard of and who everyone else on the forum has heard of are different animals.
Basically, to put it simply, lets get ourselves a cast of characters that we don’t bitch about a lot already. Lets bring some new faces on the scene.
Willis Carto: Antisemite, Holocaust denier, conspiracy theorist. Campaigned for George Wallace for president in 1968; turned Youth for George Wallace into the National Youth Alliance, which later became the neo-Nazi National Alliance. Founded the Populist Party (which ran David Duke and Bo Gritz for president), the Liberty Lobby (which wanted to “repatriate” all African-Americans to Africa), and the American Free Press (which still exists).
Bo Gritz (rhymes with "rights): The same only more violent. “New World Order” conspiracy theorist, former Army Special Forces officer, Vietnam vet, spent years after the war claiming there were still American POWs in Vietnam. Ran for president on the Populist Party ticket in 1992. Taught a survivalist course in the '90s in anticipation of general social collapse in the U.S., established a sort of “Patriot” base/commune in Idaho. Unlike Carto, however, he disavows racism.
Well, to keep the nitpicking going… John Mace pointed out that your use of the word “prominent” is interesting, but I think your use of “conservative” is even more so:
Advocating for a theocracy unknown in America since well before the creation of the United States - to my knowledge, these groups explicitly disavow the Constitution - doesn’t sound very conservative to me.
The OP’s attempt to draw distinctions between “prominent” vs. “household name” or “C list” vs. “B list” figures seems pretty unworkable to me, but putting the likes of Gary North in the “conservative” category seems reasonable. I don’t see how North can be plausibly True-Scotsmanned out of the “conservative” label that he claims for himself.