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Illinois GOP picks Keyes!!

Discussion in 'Legal' started by The_Antibubba, Aug 5, 2004.

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  1. The_Antibubba

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  2. AZRickD

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    The debates will be fun.

    But Illinois is not ready for a conservo-libertarian like Keyes.

    Rick
     
  3. SUE ROVR

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    I will send him a couple bucks.

    One of the 5% of african americans who has a brain*



    *95% of african americans voted against bush in 2000
     
  4. madcowburger

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    Keyes is a good guy. Good luck to him. But I doubt Illinois is ready for somebody as good as him.

    MCB
     
  5. stealthmode

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    hope he wins
     
  6. Stand_Watie

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    I don't think he has a chance in Illinois. I wish he'd win though, or come to Texas and run for something.
     
  7. lee n. field

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    It was down to Keyes, and some no-name drug warrior.

    This'll be interesting.
     
  8. gunsmith

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    oh,I thought you said

    Some no brain drug warrior:D

    Good luck and Godspeed Alan!
     
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    Keyes is a true dyed in the wool conservative, and a real firebrand as a speaker. But, I would have to echo what AzRickD said first.....is Illinois ready for someone as good as Keyes? I hope that they are....

    FWIW,

    emc
     
  10. DonP

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    The GOP here is just so screwed up

    The GOP in Illinois has been on self-destruct for the last 6 years and they won't just lie down and stop breathing, PLEASE.

    A handful of RINO's run things here and have kept any real change far away from the party covering their own power bases (and butts) here as Daley and his minions have now taken over every facet of government in the state.

    The GOP currently has ONE state level office, the treasurer.

    We need a major overhaul of the party structure.

    Maybe with Keyes in place (I still would have rather had Ditka, dammit) we can stop running stories about whether Jack Ryan and his hottie wife went to a sex club in London and get down to the far, far left wing socialist opinions of the newest Dem Golden Boy, Obama that have been so carefully kept from public display.
     
  11. rick_reno

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    Keyes is a very good man - but all this effort will get him is another notch in his long list of failed attempts at gaining public office.
     
  12. Waitone

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    Just exactly what is Keyes residential connection to Illinois?

    I though those who representated a state had to have some kind of residential relationship with that state.

    Lizzy Dole was born in Statesville, NC but hasn't llived in the state for 30+ years. When Bush tapped her to run in NC all of a sudden she established her residency at her mother's house.

    So now NC is represented by a senator who hasn't lived in the state for most of her life.

    While I applaud the thought of Keyes on the campaign circuit, I am somewhat distressed at the thought of importing a candidate into a state because the state is void of sufficient name recognition.

    Professional elected officials is not a good thing. I'm more into the the citizen legislature.
     
  13. Jeff White

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    AZRickD said;
    I'm sure you have real good insight into what the Illinois electorate is ready for from your close observation post in Arizona :rolleyes: .

    DonP is right, this will be the first liberal vs true conservative race in the state, probably in anyone's memory. I'm sure that they will turn Keyes' statements about Hillary Clinton running for senate in New York against him. But it's going to be very interesting to see how the public reacts to the contrast between Keyes and Obama. I think he'll do better then anyone expects. But I feel the same way DonP does, Ditka would have been the better choice for Illinois I think he would have had a better chance of getting elected.

    Jeff
     
  14. Harry Tuttle

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    Keyes is a Marland resident and he is waiting till Sunday to announce if he will accept the nomination
     
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    Illinois law says he has to be a resident election day. Doesn't Illinois have one qualified republican in the whole state? Other than being a conservative orator what track record does Keyes have that makes him qualified?
     
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    This morning on NPR, Thursday 08/05/04, there was a radio commentary about Alan Keyes running in Illinois.
    Brought up:
    His political record of running for president and senatre and losing.
    Not being from Illinois, not familiar with district, and not visiting district enough.
    Not being able to make it to an Illinois GOP meeting due to schedule conflict.
    Being put into the race in Illinois so there was a black face running against a black face.

    Should be able to go to NPR's website and get the commentarie or a transcript.
     
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    But dadman, none of that stopped Hillary "Carpetbags" Rodham-Clinton-Rodham-Clinton...
     
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    I have a really dumb question. What is a RINO? I have seen it on other threads as well. Can someone enlighten me?

    thanks in advance!
     
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    Republican In Name Only
     
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    HA!
     
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    I despise carpetbagging! I wish there were laws requiring residency (real residency, not in name only) in all 50 states for at least 1 year prior to election day!

    According to the article, if Keyes bags his carpet and runs in Illinois, then he will be a hypocrite and I will lose a lot of respect I currently have for Keyes. Guess I thought he'd be above something like this.
     
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    Conversely, would that would make Zell Miller a DINO? ;)
     
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    mons meg...

    Two gereat minds working as one. I was a hair away from responding exactly as you did.

    :D
     
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    Just found this, for the Google challenged. :)

    http://www.renewamerica.us/keyes/issues.htm

    If he weren't black, I'd wonder if he was my real dad. :D

    Edit: ok, maybe except for the part about supporting COPA and other problematic legislation...other than that, he seems to be 90-95%.
     
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  25. Partisan Ranger

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    Has Keyes accepted?

    I expect him to say no.

    Why? Because there is a good chance he will lose.

    I love Keyes and long to hear him on the national stage. His take-no-prisoners hard-core conservatism, combined with his excellent speaking abilities, is music to my ears.

    But no way is IL going to vote for personal responsibility over 'free' government money. The sheep in the inner cities are too accustomed to blaming others for their problems and living off government (I blame government largely for that, by the way, not those folks).
     
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