During the 2004 election cycle in Illinois, then State Senator Barack Obama had just defeated Dan Hynes and Blair Hull for the Democratic nomination. His counterpart on the GOP side was Jack Ryan, a successful businessman and former husband of Jeri Ryan of Star Trek: Voyager fame. (She played Seven of Nine and was a former Miss Illinois winner.)<br><br>Here is where it gets a little bit funny.<br><br>Jack Ryan's Senate run was cut short as it was discovered in divorce papers that he had tried to force Jeri Ryan into going with him to European sex clubs. According to the papers, he promised Jeri that he would not do it again and that they would have a nice vacation together as they tried to patch up their shaky marriage. He instead took her right back to another sex club.<br><br>Now, as this was coming to light, Jack Ryan did not explain his actions but instead used the disclosure as a platform to attack the local media organizations that pushed for the unsealing of the court records, calling it a partisan hit job. (One of those media outlets was the Chicago Tribune which endorsed him in the primary.) Obama eventually beat the Illinois GOP's replacement for Ryan, Alan Keyes.<br><br>So...<br><br>Republican sex scandal derails campaign of Sen. Obama's GOP opponent, who tries to nail it on the press for reporting it.<br><br>This can only mean one thing: Sen. Barack Obama will be elected President of the United States, broadly beating Alan Keyes by more than 30 percent in an electoral vote sweep. When he runs for President of the galaxy, the alien political parties will complain that he has not really been tested in previous elections.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Sen. Barack Obama will be elected President of the United States, broadly beating Alan Keyes by more than 30 percent in an electoral vote sweep.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br> Alan Keyes is running for President? <br><br><br>[color:blue][/b]Hodie mihi. Cras tibi.</font color=blue>[/b]
i was thinking about that just yesterday. technically, the republicans will go into their convention and there's a good chance that McCain won't have enough delegates to have the nomination automatically. they could go with someone else.<br><br>i think it's funny that the spin is that the NY Times waited to screw republicans. if anything, they wanted to go before Florida and McCain's lawyers fought tooth and nail to get the Times to wait. McCain is screwing his party, not the Times getting the scoop on the story. ah well, it wasn't the republican's year anyway.<br><br>
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
So Obama's political rise can be traced back to the horndoggery of the spouse of a character from the third spinoff of a 60s science-fiction TV show. That'll be one for the 2010 edition of "Presidential Anecdotes."<br><br>
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