Why Keyes Is Necessary

Alan Keyes is all kinds of crazy. But his total lack of subtlety forces the other candidates to respond. “It’s important to be honest about who you are, not change your positions, like sadly Gov. Romney has done,” he said in response to a question on leadership. He made a similar remark about Giuliani’s position on abortion, calling him out by name.

“Gov. Romney, would you like to respond?” the moderator asks. “I’m not sure I do,” he says, but then he does. Same with Giuliani. What Keyes lacks in form, he makes up for in function.