Friday, August 6

Thrown to the wolves

by justmy2 @ 8/06/2004 09:39:00 AM

It looks like Alan Keyes has decided to accept the GOP Senatorial nomination in Illinois. The fact that he is from Maryland, with no discernable link to Illinois, apparently is not a concern for him...right?

I wonder what Alan Keyes had to say back when Hillary Clinton attempted the same thing in the year 2000.Let's go to the video tape

"I deeply resent the destruction of federalism represented by Hillary Clinton's willingness go into a state she doesn't even live in and pretend to represent people there, so I certainly wouldn't imitate it."

But hey, that's history. Why think about what somebody said yesterday when you can look towards the future?

At any rate, this will be the first all African-American senate race in the history of our union, and that is by all means a good thing. And to top it off, Keyes is a great speaker, although he rarely says anything I remotely agree with, which means our fellow citizens in Illinois are in for a heck of a debate season. The GOP knows this race is over and they are in essence throwing some red meat to their conservative base. Keyes will be on TV a lot and give them another minority talking head for their national agenda. This has very little to do with Illinois. Obama is basically a lock at this point, but an uncontested race doesn't help anyone. At most, this will be a for Obama to polish his political skills.


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