Perennial candidate and hyper-conservative gadfly Alan Keyes has decided to move on to a party that believes the Constitution suggests America should be a Christian state.

From their website…

The Constitution Party gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States. We hereby appeal to Him for mercy, aid, comfort, guidance and the protection of His Providence as we work to restore and preserve these United States.

This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been and are afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.

The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations and to limit the federal government to its Constitutional boundaries.

Yeah…I know…it’ll be a perfect fit.

And now the story from USA Today:

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes announced Tuesday night that he has left the GOP and is considering joining the Constitution Party.

Keyes, who also ran as a Republican to challenge Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate bid in Illinois in 2004, says he is talking with leaders and rank-and-file members of the Constitution Party.

“They’re considering me, I’m considering them,” Keyes said in a conference call late Tuesday night. “We have so much in common that I find it hard to believe we won’t be able to work out a common basis for working together.”

And here’s an interesting bit…

Keyes declined to say whether he will seek the presidency with the party, which holds its nominating convention April 23-26 in Kansas City.

Kansas City? Nice! I heard those Constitution Party folks can really party!

Politics GOP Rejoices: Alan Keyes To Join Constitution Party