The Illinois GOP has asked Keyes
to face off against Obama.
Keyes has promised to "think about it" and offer a response on Sunday.
A reminder from an earlier post, Keyes circa March 2000:
"I deeply resent the destruction of federalism represented by Hillary Clinton's willingness go into a state she doesn't even live in and pretend to represent people there, so I certainly wouldn't imitate it."
It's an issue he's already being forced to address:
Asked how he felt about making a Senate run from a state he had never lived in, he responded: "As a matter of principle, I don't think it's a good idea."
"It has to be something where I would be convinced it's not only consonant with federalism as I understand it but that it's in the best interest of the state and of the nation," Keyes said.
Is there wiggle room in there? A little, but not much.