Some times you can tell a lot about the future by looking at the past. The past I want to look at was the Bush/Kerry, Keyes/Obama election results in Illinois from 2004.
I'm going to repost a bit I did then in its entirety. Jack Ryan was the Republican who Obama's confederates got kicked off the ballot. I'm not going to go into the details of that - you can look it up. Any way Alan Keyes was Ryan's replacement.
So here it is: Jack Ryan Republicans.
Here is a comment I made to one of my cultural conservative friends who said cultural conservative were the new American center:So my Cultural Conservative friends - think of it. Bush would have won Illinois by picking up 6% of the votes (giving 51%). Alan Keyes would have needed to pick up 24% of the votes to get a similar result. What are the odds? I said in 2004 that the writing was on the wall for Cultural Conservatives as a political movement.
Main Stream Media think they are the middle too.
They are no more correct than you are.
Think of how the Senate/Presidential race went in Illinois. Bush got 45% of the vote - 2,313,415 votes. Keyes got 27% - 1,371,882 votes. If you parse the numbers about 130,000 voted in the Presidential race that did not vote in the Senate race (more unhappy Republicans?).
Keyes didn't get the votes of the Jack Ryan Republicans. It shows.
Have have words on the wall been written in big enough letters so you can see yet?
Well. We shall see won't we?
Cross Posted at Classical Values