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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:23 PM
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Just heard on cnn-Alan Keyes eyeing run for Gov. of Illinois in 06'
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 03:25 PM by chimpsrsmarter
Gotta love him, he's the gift that keeps on giving.
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:24 PM
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1. Yeah, that'll happen.
:eyes:
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fertilizeonarbusto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:25 PM
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2. I certainly hope so
That will be a safe "Keep" and a very entertaining campaign
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Us vs Them Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:25 PM
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3. Hahahahahahahahaha...
hahahaha.

...sorry, it's just that fucking hilarious. I can't wait for this campaign.
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:26 PM
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4. ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Boy,that guy is a real nutcase. Only thing he's good for is a laugh! :hi:
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:28 PM
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5. Gary Bower colored over...LOL....the man is Delusional
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:29 PM
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6. since it was such a close election for the senate
I guess like Bush he believes losing is a mandate.
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Darknyte7 Donating Member (687 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:29 PM
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7. ROTFLMAO!!!!
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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:29 PM
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8. the only thing better
he would be the Republican candidate for Gov in Florida. We'd be assured a Dem victory then. Perhaps we could suggest a change of residence?
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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:34 PM
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13. Yeah, I was about to say...
why Illinois? It's not like the guy ever lived there. He's got 49 other states to choose from!
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hollywood926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:29 PM
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9. Why doesn't he just flush his money down the potty? n/t
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:32 PM
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12. Who says he's spending his own money?
Like most conservatives, Keyes is very adept at using OPM - other people's money.

Maybe he's hoping he can break into double digits in his next run. Name familiarity and all that.
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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:30 PM
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21. Not only uses other people's money.

One of the expenses of any campaign is salaried campaign staffers. And Keyes' top paid campaign staffer is ... Keyes! He doesn't lose money on his campaigns, he MAKES a bundle.

To the best of my knowledge, Keyes is the sole office seeker in either major political party to put himself on his own campaign's payroll.
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rqstnnlitnmnt Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:31 PM
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10. LOL and I love when MSM calls him a "great orator"
I think it was gold ol' Wolfie who said it.

so apart from the bigotry and hatred...
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Roxy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:31 PM
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11. What a joke!!
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:36 PM
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14. After all, he did so well against Obama. nt
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:41 PM
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15. Not A Chance In Hell
First, he'll get slated or he'd ever get the nomination.

The Illinois GOOP got their heads handed to them last November with Keyes as their poster boy...with most going along belately since they needed a candidate with some cash and name recognition and fast.

The Senate is a nice little plumb for the GOOP to grab, not like the Governorship that control thousands of state patronate jobs. The moderates and wingnuts here are already squaring off to regroup and Ray LaHood's name keeps popping up as a very likely and strong candidate. Keyes won't be allowed within a Maryland mile of any party activities.
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:53 PM
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16. Even the GOP is saying "No thanks."
The Illinois Leader (the GOP rag) said a few days ago that the GOP is not interested in having Keyes run. What made the article SO funny was the fact that this lack of interest was expressed within an article discussing a "grass roots" meeting Keyes was hosting in Cook County that was by invitation ONLY. The guest list was not made up of IL GOP regulars...

This guy needs to learn how to win friends and influence people, I'd
say.


Laura
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:53 PM
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17. Excellent...
Great news for the Dems, and further news that the Illinois GOP is totally out of it's mind...
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:56 PM
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18. Sounds like Illinois is getting Diebold voting machines
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:01 PM
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19. Keyes lives here in my Maryland town, and is politically invisible
Haven't seen him at the grocery, either.

He has no connection or following among this state's Republicans that I know of.

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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:23 PM
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20. He's still in Illinois?
I though he would have gone home to Maryland.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:34 PM
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22. this is great, better than television. I hope he does. Sorry, Illinois,
but he's great entertainment. :-D
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:04 PM
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25. Oh no, don't apologize!
We love him here! He IS a great entertainer.
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LiberallyInclined Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:44 PM
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23. if Keyes could beat anyone- it might be blago...
Rod is looking more and more like a one-termer all the time.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:45 PM
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24. now if Alicia Keyes ran, they you'd have somethin' . . . n/t
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:34 PM
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26. OH-- MY-- GOD
Maybe we can tell him he should run for President again,

Should he still be walking the streets? :crazy:
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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:50 PM
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27. Illinois Dems should hope he stays to run against Durbin in 08 (nt)
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