Alan Keyes today offered his opinion of sitting Florida Governor and Senatorial candidate, Charlie Crist. It is rare to see the press quoting one third party or independent candidate commenting on another.
Best known for his presidential campaigns and his contest with Barack Obama for the U.S. Senate seat in Illinois, Dr. Alan Keyes commented today on Gov. Charlie Crist and conservatism.
Asked if Gov. Crist ever fought for conservative ideals, Keyes said, “In my opinion, no he hasn’t.”
Saying Crist was a RINO — Republican In Name Only — even before he left the GOP to continue his bid for the U.S. Senate as an independent, Keyes said there was a large constituency for true conservatism, fighting for smaller government and the rights laid out in the Declaration of Independence, in Florida.
“Crist paid lip service to that conservatism,” said Keyes. “He didn’t follow through on it.”
Keyes was the Presidential candidate of the America’s Independent Party in 2008 after he failed to secure the Presidential nomination of the Constitution Party. The America’s Independent Party was founded after Keyes lost the nomination of the Constitution Party, in 2008.