So the Illinois GOP has asked Alan Keyes to run for Senate against Barack Obama.
Keyes told a news conference Wednesday night that he would make an announcement by Sunday.
"If I do step forward to accept this challenge, I will be laying it all on the line," he said.
"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.
So-Called Austin Mayor has a theory as to why the Illinois GOP would ask Keyes to take on this mission. It's a bit conspiracy-theoryish, so take it for what it's worth.
Continuing on the Alan Keyes Greatest Hits Parade, Josh Marshall recalls Keyes' Michael Moore-sponsored mosh pit dive (wonderful quote by Moore: "We knew Alan Keyes was insane. We just didn't know how insane until that moment."); TBogg notes that Keyes has made a pretty good living out of his runs for public office; and Byron points out that Keyes lost by a 71-29 margin to Barbara Mikulski in 1992.
So there's your potential standard-bearer, Illinois Republicans. All I can say is thanks for making the Texas Democrats look good.
UPDATE: Dwight is also rooting for a Keyes candidacy.Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 05, 2004 to Election 2004 | TrackBack