Skip to comments.Does Alan hold the Keyes to Illinois? Zeiger hails Republican's statesmanship over Obama's socialism
Posted on 09/11/2004 11:43:04 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
By Hans Zeiger
© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com
Alan Keyes can win in Illinois. That isn't a prediction, nor is it a probability, but it is a strong possibility. In both the substance and the outcome of the Illinois race for the U.S. Senate, decisive aspects of America's future are at stake.
If ever there was a political contest with the necessity of a bold projection of reality, this is it. If the citizens of Illinois are given the chance to see the real Alan Keyes, and the real Barack Obama, this will be the second most important political race of 2004. Only the presidential race will more consequential to the future direction of America.
The reality about Barack Obama is not that he is the dream-bound, honest visionary. Nor is he the fair-minded moderate the media tagged him as after his keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention. He's not a Bill Cosby or a Colin Powell. Obama hails from the same radical wing of the left as Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry.
The real Barack Obama is a socialist, and he has spent his entire political career at war against the foundations of American ordered liberty. Obama's record in the Illinois state Senate is consistent; my accusation in the previous sentence is backed by absolute and incontrovertible evidence. While Obama is anti-war and anti-Second Amendment, radical environmental groups and left-wing social issues groups give him perfect voting-record scores.
Most important in this competition with Keyes, Obama is one of the most militant enemies of human life in America today. Twice, Obama voted against bills that would slash taxpayer funds for abortion. He's for partial-birth abortion. Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Rights Action League are among his staunchest supporters. And it was Obama's support for live-birth abortions the actual murder of human life outside the womb that finally convinced Alan Keyes to enter the Senate race.
Barack Obama is one of the most dangerous men in America. There is hardly a question that Obama has his eyes set on the White House, some say as early as 2008.
And so Illinois's Senate race is national this year. It is national in terms of the issues, the candidates, and the consequences. Pundits preface Keyes' name with "carpetbagger" at every chance they get, but his presence in the race is important for liberty-loving people from coast to coast, not just in the Land of Lincoln. That's in part because the Democrats have built Barack Obama into their national spokesman, and Obama must be countered with another man of national renown and the ability to counter his deceptive rhetoric.
That man being Keyes, we have one of the greater contests of our age in the works. Until Keyes opposed Obama, it was suggested that Obama was the most eloquent man in America. But Keyes makes Obama second place in that distinction.
And behold, there could be debates on the calendar. But Obama is frightened of such debates; he knows they will be symbolic of the mighty issues of our time, and he would prefer to speak at those debates like the moderate he is not. Obama knows Keyes offers him no choice but to debate the heart of matters affecting life, liberty and property in the most significant ways. Thus, in a chickenish manner, Mr. Obama downgraded his offer of six debates with former opponent Jack Ryan to only two debates with Ambassador Keyes.
Obama's seeming attempts to make his old race with Ryan into the Lincoln-Douglas debates of the 21st century have been defeated. As Virginia's George Allen told an African-American audience in New York City last week, Keyes is the Lincoln in this new match-up.
Similar to Lincoln in 1858, Keyes has endured a long series of political failures to date. Lincoln lost that election 146 years ago, as Keyes may lose this one. But victory in Lincoln's case was measured in his capacity to capture the hearts and minds of his fellow citizens, and the White House was his consolation in those years.
This is not to suggest that Keyes will run for or win the presidency in 2008. It is to say that Keyes has something to contribute to our national political life that is too often missing.
Too many politicians are afraid to be statesmen. They speak of the policies they've passed and intend to pass, but they are without grand principles to articulate and mute of oratorical talents to stir the people. And in the heat of political battle, too many politicians back down from the very ideals that gave rise to our nation.
Keyes is different. He is criticized left and right for his seeming ineptitude in the political world, and the critics would have a case if not for his vision that in every way embodies that old and oft forgotten vision of the Founding Fathers. Keyes is a man of faith, passion, conviction and courage.
So if the citizens of Illinois are able to see the real Barack Obama and the real Alan Keyes, Keyes should have a seat in the U.S Senate by Nov. 2. But he needs all the help he can get at www.keyes2004.com.
... instead, more precisely, it's an impossibility.
Oh my God, this guy is for "live birth abortions"??!! IOW, murder? And average people would vote for him KNOWING this??!!
I don't think its impossible that Alan can get ... say .... 30% of the vote, do you?
I have a huge problem with how that sounds.
The RNC shouldn't put any money into this sinkhole, no offense Illinois Freepers. Keyes just isn't a good enought campaigner to beat the already crowned Obama. Even if he did miraculously win, chances are pretty high that he would turn into a Bush critic like McCain, albeit more conservative.
Keyes' numbers should go up after they debate. When do they debate?
I used to think this but am no longer sure. Keyes keep giving Obama amunition by putting his foot in his mouth.
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