Sunday, August 08, 2004

GOP resorts to the spare Keyes

So I hear Alan Keyes, former GOP presidential hopeful, will be running for a Senate seat from Illinois against everyone's favorite rising star, Barack Obama. Now don't get me wrong, this nearly guarantees that Illinois will produce only the fifth black senator in US history, and that's good.

But I mean, come on! Alan Keyes!? Keyes criticized Hillary for running for Senate in New York and now he's doing the exact same thing in Illinois. However Hillary went to New York so that she could make a positive impact on that state and this nation. Keyes is running in Illinois specifically to stop Obama from reaching the Senate (But a Keyes victory seems altogether unlikely). Thus his campaign already smells of that familiar negative GOP funk.

Read the AP article here.