September 07, 2004

Alan Keyes continues to implode; says Christ wouldn't vote for Obama

Republican carpetbagger Senate candidate Alan Keyes has shoved his foot in his mouth yet again.

In a radio interview last week, Keyes used religion to bash his Democratic opponent Barack Obama.

Keyes, who has focused his campaign on abortion, said that his statement about whom Jesus would vote for was based on Obama's pro-choice votes in the Illinois Senate.

"Christ would not stand idly by while an infant child in that situation died," Keyes said. "And I'm not the only person, obviously, who thinks if you are a representative of me, I cannot vote for you if you would ignore the dignity and claims of that child's life. So, yes, I did respond quite logically -- you'll see it's quite logical, right -- with the conclusion that Christ would not vote for Barack Obama, because Barack Obama has voted to behave in a way that it is inconceivable for Christ to have behaved."

Keyes, from Maryland, and Obama are up for the open US Senate seat from Illinois.

Posted by mhking at September 7, 2004 08:58 PM

Keyes really is a disgruntled token.

Posted by: LB at September 8, 2004 08:33 AM

Somebody--Mrs. Keyes---anybody who really cares about Keyes and whom he might listen to ---tell this poor man to hush up and go home. He's full of book learning as my granny would say but he doesn't have the sense he surely must have been born with. I can't figure out why he's running or why he keeps making these crazed statements. BTW, I never miss a BAMPAC dinner and used to admire the man.

Posted by: kimberley at September 8, 2004 11:10 AM

"According to a list of quotes put out by the Democratic candidate, Keyes said in a radio interview at the Republican National Convention that Jesus would not vote for Obama."

Y'know - when it takes them a week to find something new to hit this man with, these old media types are desperate. Or lazy. Or both.

Is Keyes wacky? Hell yes, and possibly that's an advantage for him - how else is he going to get any press time at all with these lefties?

Frankly, I don't know that I'll vote for Keyes, or even if I'll vote at all in this race. I do know that the left has the trashing of him covered pretty well, and they don't need any help from me.

Posted by: Deb at September 8, 2004 09:40 PM
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