Saturday, September 15, 2007

Alan Keyes Is Running (Low on Cash)

In a bid to make themselves look sane, Sam Brownback, Tom Tancredo, Duncan Hunter and John McCain have announced that Ambassador Alan Keyes is running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008:

On Friday, Sept. 14, Alan Keyes filed a Statement of Candidacy (Form 2) with the Federal Election Commission--thus officially announcing as a Republican candidate for President of the United States.

Keyes told Janet Parshall, host of a nationally syndicated radio show, that he's "unmoved" by the lack of moral courage shown by the other candidates, among whom he sees no standout who articulates the "key kernel of truth that must, with courage, be presented to our people."

He added, "The one thing I've always been called to do is to raise the standard . . . of our allegiance to God and His authority that has been the foundation stone of our nation's life"--and he decried the lack of "forthright, clear, and clarion declaration" from the other candidates concerning this issue.

As a result, Keyes said, "We're putting together an effort that's not going to be like anything before, because it's going to be entirely based on citizen action. We're going to be challenging people to take a pledge for America's revival," and elevate them from spectators in the political arena to participants.

Keyes' first official act as a candidate will be an appearance at a "Value Voters Debate" in Florida on Monday, where the Republican hopefuls will clash over whether toilet sex aficionados, sexual predators or pedophiles best fully represent the values of Florida Republicans.

Keyes' second act will be to pay himself a handsome salary from the campaign donations sent in by suckers.

I can't find a report of Keyes' run from any of the major news outlets. It appears the EMESSEM is covering up Keyes' announcement just to make the Republican Party look good.

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