Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Alan Keyes makes 3rd bid for presidency

Associated Press:

Alan Keyes, a Republican whose two previous runs for president ended in failure, is making a third try for the White House.

... He joins a crowded Republican field of nine candidates and is scheduled to participate Monday night at a debate involving lesser-known candidates in Florida.

Iosue Andreas at The Western Confucian makes some interesting - albeit vitriolic - observations about a potential Keyes vs. Paul competition.

Casey Khan has posted on this same topic at greater length over at the LewRockwell Blog, saying he "can't help but think that Keyes was drafted after Ron Paul's defeat of Huckabee." Johnny Kramer, of the LewRockwell site proper, has a very extended analysis, which begins with the claim that "The Ron Paul campaign has the establishment running scared" and explains Keyes' late entrance to the race in that light.

Speaking personally, think Alan Keyes is probably more likely to draw-away Huckabee or Brownback supporters than those of Ron Paul, because Keyes shares H&B's pro-war stance, etc.