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#1 Posted on 18.8.04 2202.12
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I am so glad they found a way to get Alan Keyes back into the limelight. In the few short weeks since it was announced he was going to lose to Barack Obama this fall, he's come out in favor of reducing the electoral rights of Americans, invented a truly bizarre slavery reparations scheme and blamed 9/11 on abortion. I love it! You never know what the zany bastard's gonna say next and the best part is, unlike the equally zany and unpredictable folks occupying the White House, you know there's absolutely no chance he's going to take office when it's all said and done. It's gold, Jerry! Gold!
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#2 Posted on 18.8.04 2302.27
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So Keyes is running for Senate, and wants the people to vote for him. But when he gets to the Senate he plans to make it so that people can't vote for him or any senator. Is this the "Vote for not voting" campaign?

Congratulations, Senator Obama.
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#3 Posted on 19.8.04 0921.55
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Ahhh...I told people who aren't political wonks that work with me to sit back because the Alan Keyes show is always entertaining. And yeah, I think we can safely begin referring to Senator-Elect Obama at this point. Because whether you agree with every one of these,and since this board has seemingly all the remaining champions of Federalism and pointing out "WE DON'T LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY! IT'S A REPUBLIC!" I'm guessing a lot of you agree with him, the fact is that Illinois is NOT the state for him to try this run in.
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#4 Posted on 19.8.04 0927.21
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    Originally posted by spf2119
    Because whether you agree with every one of these,and since this board has seemingly all the remaining champions of Federalism and pointing out "WE DON'T LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY! IT'S A REPUBLIC!" I'm guessing a lot of you agree with him, the fact is that Illinois is NOT the state for him to try this run in.
Alan Keyes is a moron. There, I said it.
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#5 Posted on 19.8.04 1035.13
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He's running to be heard, He may be nuts but he comes across well. This is a platform for him to spout his ideas, knowing it will garner national attention. For the IL Republicans it makes sense to feed him to the lions and not hurt a potentially rising star.
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#6 Posted on 19.8.04 1056.59
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    Originally posted by DrDirt
    He's running to be heard, He may be nuts but he comes across well. This is a platform for him to spout his ideas, knowing it will garner national attention. For the IL Republicans it makes sense to feed him to the lions and not hurt a potentially rising star.


Does Illinois HAVE a potential Rising Star?

Keyes is a brilliant man, but his political views are somewhat odd. I liked him in the debates back in 2000, because everybody was "campaign speaking" and he was just talking and making his points without trying to talk about the shortcomings of the other guys.
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#7 Posted on 19.8.04 1258.59
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Does Illinois HAVE a potential Rising Star?


For the GOP? No. None that I can think of. Topinka has already risen, and really has just one more goal and that's the Gov. mansion. After that, it's really a lot of the mid-90's "Contract With America" sort of guys (Dillard, Rauschenberger, Cronin) who can hold their districts forever but are just too far right to run a state-wide race.
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