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Keyes, Obama Speak at Sunday Services
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Posted on 11/01/2004 7:23:17 AM PST by Keyes2000mt

On the final Sunday of the senate race, Alan Keyes says he will shock the nation Tuesday with the help of God. Even if he loses, he says he is staying right here in Illinois to rescue republican voters from their "corrupt" party leaders.

On the upcoming election, Keyes pleaded with Illinois voters to reject the quote `wicked evil corrupt ways' of Barack Obama, who is taking it all in stride on the way to what figures to be a landslide victory.

Republican Alan Keyes, more preacher than politician today, spoke at a south side church. He pleaded with parishioners to stand with him and god against supporters of abortion and gay rights, including his democratic opponent, Obama.

"Aren't we citizens? Then we must represent the lord in our speeches and in our laws and in our policies and in our votes for it all belongs to god," said Alan Keyes, (R) U.S. Senate Nominee.

Talking about abortion brought tears to Keyes' eyes.

"We shall be witness against the holocaust that threatens no in the black community not just to wipe out individuals, but to blight the very future of our people," said Keyes

The moral crusade is aimed directly at Obama outside the church

"From the point of view of the things I deeply believe in to be right and necessary, Barack Obama is wrong and taking the wicked and evil position on every single one of them," said Keyes.

"Everybody is accustomed now to Mr. Keyes histrionics. I think we part on Mr. Keyes belief that he has an exclusive connection to God and that God I speaking through him. I don t have such presumptions," said Barack Obama, (D) U.S. Senate Nominee.

Obama's also campaigned in churches Sunday. But his message is simply: get out the vote.

"We have no excuse not to vote," said Obama.

Obama's expected to win easily. But Keyes is still predicting a big surprise and saying even if he does lose, he will stay in Illinois to fight the moderates who run the republican party.

"There is no way on this earth that I would leave the good people of the republican party I've met, some of the leadership I've seen that is corrupt, lack integrity and has betrayed their best values and best interest. They are history," said Keyes

A spokesman for the Illinois Republican Party says the focus right now is on electing republican candidates. And there's plenty of time to debate the future of the party after the election. But according to a prominent GOP insider who agrees with Keyes on most of the issues, Keyes will probably lose in a landslide Tuesday because his style offends so many voters-- even those who agree with him.

TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: bisexual; obamagay; suchafruit; swingsbothways; switchhitter
Go to the website and you can see a video clip of Keyes and Obama.
1 posted on 11/01/2004 7:23:18 AM PST by Keyes2000mt
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To: Keyes2000mt

Even if he loses, he says he is staying right here in Illinois to rescue republican voters from their "corrupt" party leaders.

Thank you Jesus!

2 posted on 11/01/2004 7:27:31 AM PST by Taggart_D
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To: Keyes2000mt

A Keyes win would mean that the End is not near.

A loss means that it is.

3 posted on 11/01/2004 7:31:30 AM PST by eleni121 (: the kurds.)
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To: Taggart_D

That is wonderful news...Keyes' presence will change Illinois politics forever. History in the making.

4 posted on 11/01/2004 7:33:00 AM PST by eleni121 (: the kurds.)
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To: eleni121

Unfortunately, only a nuclear bomb in Chicago (and some of the collar counties) could change Illinois politics forever.

In recent years at the governor level we've had Republicans Jim Edgar and George Ryan. Edgar was a social moderate to liberal and Ryan proved to be as corrupt as any Chicago democrat. Plus he was not as conservative as he claimed. Judy Barr Topinka, a RINO, is trying to wrestle control and rumor has it she will run for governor next time around. The current governor (Blagojevich) is a dem and fortunately his approval ratings aren't that high.

Maybe Keyes could challenge Topinka in the republican primary and become governor - he would probably do well in the African American community in Chicago and beat Blagojevich. UNFORTUNATELY I don't think the state republican party would back anything Keyes does. AND I don't see republicans doing well in the state senate nor house in the near future.

As for US senate, Keyes could be a strong challenger in a race against Durbin. I'm sure the national dem party would throw a ton of money in Durbin's direction. It would depend upon how much the state and national republican parties back Keyes plus how much support he can gain in the city's African American community.

Personally I thought throwing Keyes into this race was an effort to divide and sabbotage the IL republican party. If Keyes is serious about staying here he could disrupt that plan. Maybe the plan all along was for Keyes to stay and re-energize the conservative base for the next round of elections.

George Ryan's corruption, Fitzgerald stepping down, the pounding of Jack Ryan, the emergence of Topinka and the lack of support for Keyes have given conservative IL republicans little hope for the future. Maybe Keyes staying is what we need.

5 posted on 11/01/2004 8:12:41 AM PST by my4kidsdad
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