Comments about McCain
“He [has] betrayed conservatism in the name of bipartisanship, but actually in the name of trying to serve his own presidential ambition. And that includes the McCain-Feingold bill, a direct assault on freedom of speech, on the ability of conservative grassroots organizations to raise money, on their ability to communicate with the electorate.”
Continued Keyes, “[McCain] has made a determined effort to shut down true democratic self-government in this country, so that people can’t organize, can’t raise money, can’t associate, and can’t communicate about the records of their representatives. And that kind of assault is a deadly blow against the possibility of self-government and constitutionalism in America.”
“And we’re just supposed to forget about it now,” Keyes said, “and listen to his words that his pollsters tell him he’s got to say to please and placate people, but I don’t think people are that stupid. I really don’t,” Keyes said.
“The same is true of the border security issue,” Keyes remarked. “[McCain] fought tooth and nail against the Minutemen and others who wanted to see the barriers put up and border security assured. Instead, he promoted an amnesty bill that would have devastated the sovereignty of the American people and would have produced demographic changes that confirm the invasion that, in effect, has taken place on our nation’s territory and soil.”
Said Keyes, “And now he wants us to believe, ‘Oh, I’m in favor of strong border security, because I know you people won’t vote for me if you know the truth.’ Are we that stupid? …
Remarks about Huckabee
… “People started getting in touch with me some months ago, and saying that our big hope is Mike Huckabee, the governor of Arkansas, he’s pro-life. And then I started looking at his record, and it turns out that he’s a liberal on everything else — expanding the size of government in Arkansas; raising the taxes in Arkansas by a net of a half a billion dollars; expanding, as I said, this amnesty mentality, rather than defending our borders and our sovereignty; defending the big government takeover that actually was represented by a lot of the Bush policies on education, rather than championing school choice and the kinds of things that will put control back in the hands of parents and local communities, where it belongs on education.”