Skip to comments.Remember Alan Keyes?
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.
Well, there goes another vote for the zero.
How about Bob Barr? Is he on the ticket?
Vote for whom you wish, that’s how it’s supposed to work.
I want to vote for Kitty Harris and her horsee!
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.
Just don’t vote early. Wait till election day.
There may be surprises coming.
Yup. He's the guy that let Obama become a Senator.
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!
Didn’t he Zot himself? Arrgghh!!!
stay home and save your gas
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.
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.
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.
If memory serves, there was a lot of support for obomination on FR at the time. I never understood why exactly.
You’re not very knowledgable of past or present Illinois politics are you?
Maybe because Keyes is a quack? How anyone takes him seriously is beyond me.
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%.
Obama (D): 3,597,456 70%
Keyes (R): 1,390,690 27%
Yes, I remember him very well...
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.
No I don’t but they are opened apparently. Obviously they believe they have an excellent shot.
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
how could you forget?
he left a mental mess on aisle 5.
qwack.... lol. I felt the same about BO then. And I still do....
Alan Keyes is like a stale fart that just won’t leave the room.
Sure he did... Consider who counts the vote in that state.
No that was a guy named Jack Ryan... and the judge that openned his sealed divorce papers right before the election.
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. )
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
THis is true.
Mc Cain is going to win CA.
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.
Keyes lost to Obama, a nobody state’s senator. Move on.
He lost to Obama and has lost every other time I can think of
I'm sorry. Am I wrong that Keyes lost to Obama? Can you point me to an elective office that keys has won?
I’m voting for either Keyes or Baldwin. Haven’t decided which for certain, but am leaning towards Baldwin.
“How about Bob Barr?”
Bob Barr is pro ACLU.
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?
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.
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.
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