You are the National Political Director (I assume that is about the same thing as a campaign manager.) for Alan Keyes. I am receiving mixed signals on how the rank-and-file and the leadership feel about a Keyes nomination. Some suggest it is possible although the leadership knows there are issues. Other have suggested that at least part of the leadership is adamantly opposed. I tend to believe that the latter is closer to the truth.
Surely, Dr. Keyes recognizes this. If so, why is he going to make the attempt? Is he going to attempt a “hostile takeover” of the Party? Is he going to attempt by shear rhetorical skill to convert the Party toÂ interventionism or convince them to look the other way on the issue? Quite frankly, I think it is too late in the delegate selection game, and Dr. Keyes doesn’t have the ground troops to take the nomination by brute force of numbers.
This is something you seriously need to consider. I do not think Keyes can win the nomination. If he does, it will only be for lack of a credible alternative, and the Party will fracture as a result of his nomination.
I hope Dr. Keyes declines to seek the nomination. For his sake and the Party’s.
If he does decline, I honestly think the CP owes Dr. Keyes an apology. They put his nameÂ on their poll. They put his name in some official CP communications, and now they are having to deal with the mess they created. If they knew Dr. Keyes was not an acceptable nominee, they shouldn’t have put his name out there.