Keyes To Run For Senate in Illinois

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  1. freddy

    freddy Founding Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/06/il.keyes.gop.ap/index.html

    I have always liked Keyes despite the fact that I am not a Republican, but this seems a little suspect. First, why not run for senate in his own state. I know a lot of people got on Hillary for moving to New York to run for senate, but at least she didn't jump in the race 3 months before the election. Second, I will admit the democrats at times have played race politics, but this seems to be the same thing, just done by Republicans. Although Keyes is a brillant man, I believe the main reason he was choosen to run in Illinois was because of his race.
     
  2. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    yeah i heard about it yesterday and was remembering how he bashed hillary for not running in her home state and how she should be removed, etc.

    he has a bright mind and i like him as well but this does smell.
     
  3. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    1st of all Alan Keyes wasn't 1st lady of the white house.

    2nd Most people don't like Hillary including alot of Dems, she is a witch!

    I don't care where Keyes decides to run, In reverse, if Hillary can run in New York why
    shouldn't Keyes run in Illinois.

    I always have said that I liked Alan Keyes, I learned about him and his views from his
    show on MSNBC.

    I would vote for him in a heartbeat for president or any office, he's brilliant!
    I do think he could be the 1st black American president, that is if Colin Powell doesn't
    run or make it first!
     
  4. uscpuke

    uscpuke Founding Member

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    Freddy -
    The GOP needed a new candidate when Jack Ryan was forced to drop out about a month ago over sex club allegations (when he was married to the extraordinarily beautiful Jeri Ryan). This is why 3 months out they chose a new candidate.
    The only thing I dislike about this is Keyes himself absolutely blasted Hillary, and I mean tore her a new one over doing exactly this! This pretty much makes Keyes a hypocrite. I still hope he can pull it off, but I would think the deck is stacked against him with supposed democratic savoir Obama running against him.
     
  5. tiger fan 2001

    tiger fan 2001 Founding Member

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    Maybe he did trounce on Hillary running in New York and the Republicans are now doing a good for the goos good for the gander thing. I don't know what the residency requirements are in Ill. Doubt he will win they are just trying to find anybody to run.

    Democrat Republican just the same I think you should be a resident for at least 2 years prior to running for office. But I guess that for the voters in that state to decide.
     

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