:: Saturday, August 14, 2004 ::
And They Expect Him To Win?!?
Via Archpundit comes this nice little piece on how out of touch Alan Keyes, Republican candidate for the Illinois senate seat, actually is.
Republican Alan Keyes said Friday that he would like to end the system under which the people elect U.S. senators and return to pre-1913 practice when senators were chosen by state legislatures.
The Republican Senate candidate, asked about past comments he had made on the election process, said the constitutional amendment that provided for popular election of senators upset the balance between the people and the states.
... Obama, headed to Cleveland for a fresh round of fund raising, issued a statement saying he supports popular election of U.S. senators.
"I certainly trust the people of Illinois to choose who they want to represent them in the U.S. Senate," he said. "That is the very basis of our democracy."
'Nuff Said. Everyone with Republican friends needs to make sure they hear every stupid thing that comes out of this man's mouth. Obama may be left of center, but Keyes is flying around with the black helicopter people.
...Archpundit also has some more extended commentary on this.
If He Was From Illinois, Keyes Would Understand the Problem
..Now does anyone in this state think the four tops should be choosing our Senators as well as screwing up the state (no disrespect meant to Cross guys)? Think about it---Philip, Daniels, Madigan and Jones deciding on a Senator?
Even more relevant to the election we are in the middle of---Peter Fiztgerald would never have been chosen (well without CMB he wouldn't have been elected either) and so we'd have no Patric Fitzgerald.
...The reason for the 17 Amendment was to disempower corrupt state goverment from sending people to the Senate who were not responsive to citizens' needs. While the level of corruption is far different no matter how much we complain about the current Lege, the problem would still exist.
:: The Squire 5:41 PM :: email this post :: ::