Master of ceremonies Mark Davis of radio station WBAP introduced Keyes as an honorable man "whose ideas belong in the Oval Office" and who often can be found "eating some unlucky liberal for lunch." After Keyes finished his remarks to a standing ovation, Davis quipped, "Kind of makes Obama seem like Don Knotts."Of course, Mr. Knotts was best known for his portrayal of Barney Fife on the 1960s television sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. Ironically, the description of Knott's Deputy Barney Fife on the website of the Museum of Broadcast Communications could serve as an epitaph for Mr. Keyes:
Self-important, romantic, and nearly always wrong *** While Barney was forever frustrated that Mayberry was too small for the delusional ideas he had of himself, viewers got the sense that he couldn’t have survived anywhere else. Don Knotts played the comic and pathetic sides of the character with equal aplomb and aploom.At last count, the Keyes website had not yet met its meager goal of 5000 pledges to cast votes for Keyes for President.
I suspect that the late Don Knotts could easily get 6000 votes.