As if it wasn’t enough to have Newt Gingrich lurking around next weekend’s Republican straw poll in Ames, Iowa, look out for Alan Keyes trying to crash the party.
When we last checked in with the “We Need Alan Keyes for President” campaign, its organizers were soliciting donations to set up a booth at the Ames event. Now, the group reports, its plans are “coming together remarkably well,” and indeed, supporters of the far-right activist and occasional candidate will have not one, but two booths. Unlike Gingrich, Keyes won’t be making a personal appearance – but he will be present in spirit by way of “continuous videos.”
We’ve printed 11,000 color tri-fold fliers to hand out. We’ll have two booths–one inside the Hilton Coliseum and one outside on the event grounds–with a professional display, two 4′ x 10′ vinyl banners that say “We Need Alan Keyes for President,” and continuous videos of Alan (using 20” flat screens and–for outdoors–a 700-watt per speaker PA system).
We intend to be seen and heard.
In addition, we’ll give out 1,000 3″ x 4″ lapel stickers for interested attendees to wear, and 100 colorful T-shirts for those who make a donation.