Image via WikipediaIn 2004 the Republicans got scared of a new guy called Barack Obama. He looked too good. So they decided they were going to end his journey before it began. They threw Alan Keyes at him. Alan Keyes had run for president a few different times. It was quite another matter that he did not seem to have had a taste for field organizations. The dude would simply show up for the debates all dressed up and ready to go. Barack Obama was black. So was Alan Keyes. Barack Obama had gone to Harvard. So had Alan Keyes. But Barack Obama had never run for president. He looked green to the Republicans.
Alan Keyes was not from Illinois. God knows where he was/is from. Carolyn Maloney did not grow up in a big city either like Reshma Saujani did. Maloney is from redneck country North Carolina. She cast redneck votes for the Iraq War and the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act turned the entire country into one big Arizona. (Ed Koch And Carolyn Maloney: Bush Democrats)
Both Reshma Saujani and Carolyn Maloney are women. But Maloney did not go to the University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Harvard or Yale. But then nobody went to all three of those fancy schools, not Barack Obama, not Bill Clinton. I am not going to use that against Maloney too much. Her mansion though is another matter.
Alan Keyes, on the other hand, loved debates. Because that is the only thing he did. He otherwise made no campaign appearances. He had no organization. (Carolyn Maloney: Chicken)
2010 is Reshma's year like 2004 was Obama's year. And Carolyn Maloney is the Alan Keyes this time around. She is a nuisance that has to be suffered for a few more weeks. (Carolyn Maloney: The Al Sharpton Of Gender Relations)