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Remember Alan Keyes?
My seething mind | 01 Oct 2008 | Moi

Posted on 10/01/2008 7:18:36 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady

I was just on a website reviewing the various proposals that Californians will be voting for next month, and I clicked on their "President" link. Lo and behold, I see that after Obama and McCain, the next name that will actually appear on the ticket is Alan Keyes, running as an American Independent.

I think he's a little extreme, but I'm considering casting a protest vote for him, if only to send the message "I am not happy with our current GOP choice." Now, before you tell me I'm throwing my vote away, consider: I live in California, land of fruit loops. Our electoral votes are going to Che Obama no matter what I do. Those of you who also live in hopeless states might also consider helping Keyes at least make a showing.

Yes, of course I'd rather McCain than Obama.

But McCain just voted for this bailout. And I needn't list the many times he's "mavericked" his way across the aisle, to our detriment.

I think I'll vote for Alan Keyes.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alankeyes; chat; conservative; constitution; election; keyes; mcaniacs; obama; oboma; republic; screwup; thirdparty; vanity; voteformeplease
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1 posted on 10/01/2008 7:18:38 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady

Well, there goes another vote for the zero.


2 posted on 10/01/2008 7:20:17 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

How about Bob Barr? Is he on the ticket?


3 posted on 10/01/2008 7:20:32 PM PDT by Amelia
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To: A_perfect_lady

Vote for whom you wish, that’s how it’s supposed to work.


4 posted on 10/01/2008 7:20:38 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: A_perfect_lady

I want to vote for Kitty Harris and her horsee!


5 posted on 10/01/2008 7:22:43 PM PDT by Oystir
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To: A_perfect_lady
Thanks for sharing. Or not.
6 posted on 10/01/2008 7:23:05 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: A_perfect_lady

McCain just opened 50 CA offices so they think they can win there and they are investing to win. Your vote would help a lot.


7 posted on 10/01/2008 7:24:48 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Just don’t vote early. Wait till election day.

There may be surprises coming.


8 posted on 10/01/2008 7:24:56 PM PDT by papasmurf (I ain't your Daddy's Conservative, OK?)
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To: A_perfect_lady
Remember Alan Keyes?

Yup. He's the guy that let Obama become a Senator.

9 posted on 10/01/2008 7:25:19 PM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: A_perfect_lady
I live in California, land of fruit loops

That's - Land of Fruits, Nuts, and Flakes

Florida is getting to be so much like California - we have our fair share of those fruits!

11 posted on 10/01/2008 7:25:38 PM PDT by Florida native
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To: TheWasteLand

LOL.

Didn’t he Zot himself? Arrgghh!!!


12 posted on 10/01/2008 7:26:12 PM PDT by papasmurf (I ain't your Daddy's Conservative, OK?)
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To: A_perfect_lady

stay home and save your gas


13 posted on 10/01/2008 7:26:43 PM PDT by woofie
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To: A_perfect_lady
I wrote in Alan Keyes, for our Nebraska primary, but was considering Patin, unfortunately, the top of the ticket just became too much. McCain has already promised Democrats in his cabinet. Ask G.W. if he even understands how that worked, e.g. Paulson, the “No Child Left Behind act, the Prescription Drug program, etc. If I wanted Democrats, I would vote for Democrats.
14 posted on 10/01/2008 7:27:40 PM PDT by All Blue State
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To: A_perfect_lady
I am voting for Palin.
that is all I know.
15 posted on 10/01/2008 7:28:08 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: A_perfect_lady
I voted for Keyes in the Pub primary in 2000. I live in Texas. W was going to win the Texas Pub nomination, regardless of how I voted. So I voted for the man that used to make sense.

I would not vote for him today, primary or election because he got off-message.

But I understand your position.

It won't affect the outcome, but it will send a message.

I want a conservative, that understands the Constitution, and the place that God, Man, and government should hold in a Free Republic.

/johnny

16 posted on 10/01/2008 7:29:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Norman Bates
Do you know where?
I do not even see any events but get togethers in California on his web site.
17 posted on 10/01/2008 7:33:32 PM PDT by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: A_perfect_lady

I agree with your reasoning, but I suggest you go with Dr. Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate. The reason is (A) they have similar pro-Constitution views (Keyes was the runner up in the nominations, if I recall, at the CP convention), and (B) the CP is more of an established party, so it makes more sense to boost them as a party than Keyes as an individual.


18 posted on 10/01/2008 7:33:50 PM PDT by Liberty1970 (Mainstream media is not mainstream. Call it what it is: Hate Media.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

How you vote is up to you. However, in 2006 we had a lot
of people who didn’t vote because they wanted to send
a message. And we have the crap we are living in today
with Speaker Palosi, Harry Reid and all the rest of the
democrats who won. I sure hope all those people are
proud of the message they sent.


19 posted on 10/01/2008 7:34:42 PM PDT by SwatTeam
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To: gorush
Wasn't Keyes the one that ran against O for the Senate and lost?

If memory serves, there was a lot of support for obomination on FR at the time. I never understood why exactly.

20 posted on 10/01/2008 7:35:56 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (Proud Father of 2 US Marines. Support our troops!)
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To: Soliton

You’re not very knowledgable of past or present Illinois politics are you?


21 posted on 10/01/2008 7:36:46 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (Sanitized for your protection.)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Maybe because Keyes is a quack? How anyone takes him seriously is beyond me.


22 posted on 10/01/2008 7:37:26 PM PDT by Clemenza (PRIVATIZE FANNIE AND FREDDIE! NO MORE BAILOUTS!)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Alan Keyes is a nice guy. I like him. But he is a total incompetent as a politician.

Remember, he’s the guy whose lousy run for the Senate on the Republican ticket in Illinois gave Obama his chance to win.

Obama beat Keyes in 2004, by a margin of 70% to 27%.


23 posted on 10/01/2008 7:39:01 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: A_perfect_lady
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24 posted on 10/01/2008 7:39:40 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: A_perfect_lady
US Senate Illinois 2004:

Obama (D): 3,597,456 70%

Keyes (R): 1,390,690 27%

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Yes, I remember him very well...

25 posted on 10/01/2008 7:40:53 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: A_perfect_lady

I will!!

I was just thinking about this today. Voted for Keyes long time ago when W was first running. I wonder what kind of America we could have had if he had been President instead of phony Bush II.


26 posted on 10/01/2008 7:40:53 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publici scholae)
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To: svcw

No I don’t but they are opened apparently. Obviously they believe they have an excellent shot.


27 posted on 10/01/2008 7:40:58 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

I voted for him in the primary a couple of cycles back. The problem is, there just aren’t enough conservative voters to save the republic. Supplemental viewing at the link on this post... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2094322/posts


28 posted on 10/01/2008 7:41:42 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: A_perfect_lady

how could you forget?

he left a mental mess on aisle 5.


29 posted on 10/01/2008 7:42:57 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Clemenza

qwack.... lol. I felt the same about BO then. And I still do....


30 posted on 10/01/2008 7:48:31 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (Proud Father of 2 US Marines. Support our troops!)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Alan Keyes is like a stale fart that just won’t leave the room.


31 posted on 10/01/2008 7:49:02 PM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: Cicero
Obama beat Keyes in 2004, by a margin of 70% to 27%.

Sure he did... Consider who counts the vote in that state.

32 posted on 10/01/2008 7:50:22 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Soliton

No that was a guy named Jack Ryan... and the judge that openned his sealed divorce papers right before the election.


33 posted on 10/01/2008 7:55:15 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: Soliton
He's the guy that let Obama become a Senator.

That's a baseless comment. He answered the call against insurmountable odds. In fact, I voted for him ( Keyes that is. ) I think he'd make a great Senator ( ahem. )

34 posted on 10/01/2008 7:58:05 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: P8riot

It sure beats voting to give liberals control of both major parties. And McCain will still put in more liberal judges.

I am still voting Keyes, as I have intended since the Rebloodicans chose one of the liberal troika.


35 posted on 10/01/2008 8:08:07 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Soliton
Yup. He's the guy that let Obama become a Senator.

WRONG...Keyes had a lot of guts to move to IL. and challenge the false messiah. It was a longshot move but he did it anyway. Alan Keyes is an unsung hero in my book with more guts, passion and constitutional brilliance than Barry... BO is a schoolboy next to Keyes...the best don't always win!

36 posted on 10/01/2008 8:23:28 PM PDT by tflabo (:)
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To: A_perfect_lady

I like Keyes alot. I voted for him in a primary...not sure which year it was. And I’m not overjoyed with McCain either. But my goodness! If we don’t ban together and do all we can to get McCain elected, Obama will win, and America as we know it will cease to exist. I don’t agree with McCain on many things. But at least we know he’s loyal to America and doesn’t represent Evil.


37 posted on 10/01/2008 8:50:55 PM PDT by ladymac
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To: A_perfect_lady
I'm considering casting a protest vote for him, if only to send the message "I am not happy with our current GOP choice."

We have McCain as a result of (1) the dearth of conservative Republican presidential candidates capable of uniting our base with the RINOs, and (2) the power of the MSM to sway uninformed voters. Those problems will not be solved with protest votes.

A vote for Keyes, whom I like, is a vote to split the Republican Party. The flawed GOP is still our best hope for promoting conservative government.

Just tell yourself you are voting for Palin.

38 posted on 10/01/2008 9:02:56 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Soliton
He's the guy that let Obama become a Senator.

He's the only guy who truly tried to stop Obama, and he did it with little if any help or support from the Illinois or national Republican parties.

The only reason Keyes came to Illinois was because of his horror that Obama, who has a history of voting to let infants born alive die, would get the office uncontested.

Alan Keyes showed courage and gumption. He should be praised and honored for what he put himself and his family through in order to let the world know who Obama was.

You should be ashamed of yourself.

39 posted on 10/01/2008 9:41:17 PM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan. Pray the Rosary)
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To: Norman Bates

THis is true.

Mc Cain is going to win CA.


40 posted on 10/01/2008 10:08:58 PM PDT by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus Saves)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Keyes bump


41 posted on 10/01/2008 10:39:55 PM PDT by Dajjal (Visit Ann Coulter's getdrunkandvote4mccain.com)
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To: MSSC6644
You should be ashamed of yourself.

What culture do you come from where you expect someone to apologize for stating a simple fact. Keyes and Hillary are the only to PROVEN losers against Obama.

42 posted on 10/02/2008 3:58:00 AM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: tflabo

Keyes lost to Obama, a nobody state’s senator. Move on.


43 posted on 10/02/2008 3:59:25 AM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: dr_lew
That's a baseless comment. He answered the call against insurmountable odds. In fact, I voted for him ( Keyes that is. ) I think he'd make a great Senator ( ahem. )

He lost to Obama and has lost every other time I can think of

44 posted on 10/02/2008 4:00:48 AM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
You’re not very knowledgable of past or present Illinois politics are you?

I'm sorry. Am I wrong that Keyes lost to Obama? Can you point me to an elective office that keys has won?

45 posted on 10/02/2008 4:03:09 AM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: A_perfect_lady

I’m voting for either Keyes or Baldwin. Haven’t decided which for certain, but am leaning towards Baldwin.


46 posted on 10/02/2008 5:27:25 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Amelia

“How about Bob Barr?”

Bob Barr is pro ACLU.


47 posted on 10/02/2008 5:27:58 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Soliton
What culture do you come from where you expect someone to apologize for stating a simple fact. Keyes and Hillary are the only to PROVEN losers against Obama.

In my culture, people are given their due. In my culture, it's the effort made, not the outcome that determines value. In my culture, attempts at sardonic humor should be humorous, not just cutting and mean.

You don't have to apologize. Obviously in your culture, you are allowed to make assumptions and to blame others, to always be right and have the last word. Are you sure you're a real conservative?

48 posted on 10/02/2008 6:00:56 AM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan. Pray the Rosary)
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To: SwatTeam
How you vote is up to you. However, in 2006 we had a lot of people who didn’t vote because they wanted to send a message.

Well, my point (one of them) is that because I live in California, my vote will be unlikely to hurt McCain. I wouldn't recommend this to those living in swing states.

49 posted on 10/02/2008 6:04:51 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Soliton

As I said...you’re not very knowledgable of Illinois politics. Before making blanket statements you should do a little research of the 2004 IL Senate election.


50 posted on 10/02/2008 6:54:08 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (Sanitized for your protection.)
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