Even the Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine edited by Keyes' Harvard roommate William Kristol, calls the choice of Keyes a "fiasco" in an online article by Republican consultant Mike Murphy. "I'm certain Ambassador Keyes is now busily printing up some 'Crazy Times Demand a Crazy Senator' yard signs," Murphy wrote.And this is why the Republican Party was clearly also crazy for picking Keyes:
Why would Republicans (who rejected Jim Oberweis because his anti-immigrant ads were perceived as too bigoted) choose a candidate with a long record of extreme statements against gays and lesbians, against abortion rights, against free trade, and even against moderates in his own party?For the record, I don't consider all members of the religous right crazy. But I do think Alan Keyes is and I'm definitely not the only one. There's also this from suck.com in 2000, clearly written by someone who had never met an evangelical Christian before in his life.