He is running an unorthodox campaign to promote deeply held beliefs. Moral principles are the foundation of American ideals, he exhorts audiences. Will his convictions translate to votes?
One basic rule for political office seekers is to avoid
talking down to audiences they are trying to woo. But there's nothing orthodox
about the candidacy of Republican Alan Keyes, who is running for U.S. Senate
with fervor and certitude, convinced of his ability to divine truths that many
in power do not see. Take, for example, Keyes' appearance at a recent luncheon
of the Metropolitan Planning Council
, a group of prominent business