Via Dean’s World is this editorial on why Alan Keyes is a bad choice for a senatorial candidate in Illinois. The basis thesis is that “Keyes would be merely carrying white folks’ water”. No justification for this, the center point of the editorial, is given. It’s simply that Keyes is black and was selected by a Republican Party. Moreover, President Bush got only 14% of the black vote in the 2000 election. Nowhere, of course, is there a single issue stated on which Keyes has changed his position in order to be the candidate. I’m sure that there is a lot of cynical using going on, it’s just not clear that it’s Keyes who’s on the short end. Keyes gets the national spot light, a small but non-zero chance at the US Senate. And what did he pay for this? Only the minimum - actually coming to Illinois and running the race. That doesn’t seem like a hardship since it’s what he does with most of his time anyway. But in the liberal view, I suppose, it’s just not possible for a black man to get the better of the VRWC.