Whether it’ll amount to anything remains to be seen, but overt white supremacists want to see the Tea Party less “apologetic” about racism. They are clearly involved with the Tea Party, but who knows how much influence they really have?
In any case, David Duke, who was last in the news when he attended an anti-Semitic conference in Iran, is considering a run for President. Normally I would say that it’s bad news for the Republicans, but privately many Republicans have been looking for an out and a reason to buck the Tea Party. If Duke is perceived in any way as running with the support of a significant portion of the TP, it’s over. In fact, I would expect the conspiracy theories to fly.