The obvious solution to this problem is for the republicans to give the nomination to Keyes.
A social conservative is of no use to me if he won't reign in the size of goverment. There are many social conservatives who are fiscally indistinguishable from democrats and they are just as dangerous.
The latter is a three-time FAILED candidate who's never held public office and only embraced the "pro-life, anti-illegal immigration conservative cause" two years ago. There's a reason why Blago's people are hoping Oberweis gets the nod.
Oberweis and his supporters insist he's always been a pro-life conservative leader, it's just he wasn't as vocal about it before. A quick glance at ANY coverage from his 2002 campaign shows that's not the case:
"As for the issues, abortion and gun control divide and define these three Republicans. Cox and Durkin are against abortion, while Oberweis is generally supportive of abortion rights. On guns, Cox is a strict constructionist on the Second Amendment, and he has been appealing to gun owners throughout the state. Durkins House track record earned him a D in 2000 from the Illinois Rifle Association, while Oberweis has a blank slate to fill. Cox is the most conservative of the three, with Durkin and Oberweis competing for the moderate and most moderate label"
-- By Lynn Sweet, Jan. 20, 2002
What we NEED in this race is a proven, reliable conservative with a record of WINNING elections. That would be BILL BRADY. This race should be a no brainer. BILL BRADY has a PROVEN 100% pro-gun AND pro-life record his ENTIRE career. Add to that Brady being a proven winner in mutiple elections and Oberweis never holding office and being 0-3 in campaigns, and it's pretty obvious who'd be a better candidate to take out Topinkajevich.
You want to REALLY send a message to Topinkajevich, get rid of the same old candidates and send in a new guy and proven conservative winner to take 'em out.