I love listening to Alan Keyes give speeches. He’s a great performer, a tour de force behind the podium, even while his eloquence is put in the service of some of the most bizarre, irrational claims imaginable. Here he says that gay marriage is a plot to create a totalitarian society. It’s kind of fun.
Al Franken wrote an amusing story about Alan Keyes during the 1996 presidential primary in his first book. He talked about how eloquent and passionate he thought Keyes was after hearing his voice crack and seeing him become overcome with emotion while giving a speech. But after he saw the exact same thing at the same point in his stump speech several times over several days, he realized it was just a performance.