August 26, 2004

KEYES 13, OBAMA 1 (via mc):

Keyes on 'right side of the issues,' Ditka says (ART GOLAB AND SCOTT FORNEK, 8/26/04, Chicago Sun-Times)

"Da Coach" met "Da Candidate" Wednesday night, and he treated Alan Keyes to a meal at his Gold Coast steakhouse while they talked about politics and their families.

Former Bears coach Mike Ditka, who himself had turned down the chance to run for the U.S. Senate as a Republican, used the occasion to put his seal of approval on Keyes, who moved here from Maryland to take on Democrat Barack Obama after Jack Ryan dropped out of the race.

"I support him because he's a conservative and on the right side of issues I already believe in," Ditka said of Keyes as he left his namesake restaurant, trademark cigar clenched between his teeth. "We're very close philosophically about what we believe, about politics and issues."

How'd you like to try and get a word in edgewise when those two start talking?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 26, 2004 1:18 PM

It will be interesting to see if this moves the poll numbers at all.

Posted by: AWW at August 26, 2004 1:23 PM

Isn't it 14 to 1?

Posted by: jsmith at August 26, 2004 1:28 PM

Ads, Iron Mike! We need pro-Keyes ads, now!!!

Posted by: Matt Murphy at August 26, 2004 1:50 PM


Have I mentioned math and attention span are weak points?

Posted by: oj at August 26, 2004 3:02 PM