I Love Alan Keyes

I Love Alan Keyes


I say that with all sincerity because where would I be without clips like this?

Obviously I’m putting aside his economic views, because many of you would agree with those, but as for most of the rest of it…Keyes is a living, breathing example of why 3rd party candidates aren’t allowed into serious presidential debates.

It’s kind of a shame really, because a more robust debate would probably be good, but who wants to give this guy a national audience?

  • DougL

    Eh. He’s still butthurt at Obama for when he ran as the Republican candidate against Obama in the 2006 IL Senate race and he didn’t even have a decent showing at the polls.

    Keyes is his own special kind of crazy and I think it’s unfair to cite him as an example of why 3rd parties shouldn’t be taken seriously, especially since he’s been a Republican for his entire political career except for during the presidential campaign last year when he affiliated with two different independent parties, and one of those affiliations was only for about a month. I have no idea what that was about.

  • pico

    It took me a while to realize that Alan Keyes is, in fact, a monster. I’d always liked him when I was in highschool and just entering college; his pragmatic and bold economic views appealed to me, and he was popular among a few of my more liked high school teachers. Then came the 2004 elections when, afte he lost, he refused to call and congratulate Obama and instead took the opportunity to viciously demonize him as he does in the above video. At that point I’d lost respect for him. I didn’t hold him in abject contempt until his daughter came to speak at my university, speaking of the trials and tribulations she’s had to endure after her father threw her out of his house with nothing when she came out of the closet. Class act.