Sunday, October 07, 2007

Alan Keyes is Back!!!

Alan Keyes is back running for President. He has entered the race for the Republican nomination. I guess this signals 2 things to me. One, he doesn't see any of the candidates being able to challenge Giuliani at a debate on abortion or other moral issues. And two, he wants to boost the ratings of his radio show. Alan Keyes is a good representative of the religious conservative cause, but is hardly a credible presidential candidate anymore. He has lost Senate bids in two states by wide margins. (Illinois and Maryland)

9 comments:

Jean M. Heimann said...

Like you say, Alan Keyes is "a good representative of the religious conservative cause". He is an extremely intelligent man of high morals and the liberal media and the hates him for that.

I think that not only is he in the debate to challenge Giuliani, but is there to raise the ethical standards for all the Republican candidates. His being there makes Giuliani look like a fool as Keyes is very articulate and great in debates. He can argue very effectively for human life and pro-family issues.

I'm thrilled that he is in the debate, but I believe that he is too good a person for politics - that he is above that.

"Nick" said...

I think seeing Keyes and Obama debate issues that relate to African Americans would be extremely interesting. Unlikely that it would ever happen though, they would both have to win their nominations.

I like Keyes, but I agree that he probably can't win. That said, Lincoln lost 2 senate bids among other political defeats...

Wacko! said...

I was a big fan of Alan Keyes back in 2000. I had hoped he would have won the nomination. I very much agreed with him on the issues - such as abortion, and his belief in eliminating the income tax (and replacing with modified sales tax).

Although I agreed with him on the issues and enjoyed how articulate he presented his, he just doesn't have the personality. He's much too polarizing and appears to be a divider, not a uniter.

Something else that turned me off about him is that his daughter came out of the closet, and her accounts (at least early on a few years back) indicated that he pretty much had nothing to do with her once she admitted her homosexuality (would not finance her college education, etc.).

Of course I do not know the story on a personal level, but it does seem disappointing.

CRCHAIR said...

I think Alan Keyes is a good representative of the religious right, but he has no business running for President again. He knows going in he has no chance even if things broke bad for some of the top candidates. With Huckabee and McCain behind the top 3, there isn't a need for Keyes.

Also, I believe it was Keyes who lost to Obama in the Illinois Senate race. So we already know he can't defeat him in a battleground state.

CRCHAIR said...

I don't have a problem with Keyes not paying for his daughters college education once she said she was a homosexual. It is not a parents responsibility to put their kids through college. Many of us are lucky to have parents who were willing and could afford to help us financially through college, but it was not their duty.

Keyes was being consistent with what his daughter knew was his stance on homosexuality. She knew he thinks it is wrong and would not be supportive of it. He does have a responsibility before God to love his daugher, but not to agree with he choice of lifestyle.

Ward said...

I can't get excited about Keys. I agree with crchair's comment that Keys has no business running in this campaign. He can think of himself as someone who will force the moral issues to be dealt with, but I know I'm just not interested enough in him right now to even listen.

Anonymous said...

Bowhunter: Hey Nick, Keyes and Obama did debate african american issues and it wasn't pretty. They were both running for the same senate seat in Illinois. Keyes claimed in one speach, "Jesus wouldn't vote for Obama." Now there is a guy willing to debate the issues... err... maybe...

"Nick" said...

You know, I knew he ran against Obama, but I forgot that would have included debates...

I should have known he would say something stupid like that. He always struck me as someone who had the right philosophy, but didn't live it out in a humble manner.

If any candidate had real true humility I would probably vote for him in a heart beat, even if I didn't agree with him on most issues.

CRCHAIR said...

Unfortunately, those who are driven enough to be President, usually don't have humilty as a strength.