Thursday, June 10, 2010

Alvin Greene - Candidate

It seems there's this guy in South Carolina who wandered in to the state headquarters with the filing fee and registered to run as the Democratic nominee for US Senate.

All perfectly legal, all perfectly American. The guy wanted to get into politics and he started with a US Senate race. One problem is that no one knows him.
An unemployed military veteran who raised no funds and put up no campaign website shocked South Carolina's Democratic Party leadership by capturing the nomination Tuesday to face Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint in November.
He says he won by old-fashined campaigning, going house to house, shaking hands and talking to people.
State Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler said voters unfamiliar with either candidate may have voted alphabetically for Greene over Rawl. "As far as I know, he never showed up at anything. Vic Rawl has been campaigning everywhere from the time he filed," she said.
Yeah, well, Rawl obvviously didn't campaign as effectively as Greene campaigned. Greene got 60% of the vote. That's not an accident. And he's now the Democratic nominee to run against Jim DeMent for the US Senate.

Oh! There is the one problem with the pornography charge, but Greene hasn't been convicted and he has no comment.

Ain't politics grand?


Old NFO said...

Sigh... Gotta love Southern Politics...

Jake said...

it's a *felony* now to hit on someone in an obtuse and awkward manner?

oh man. dweebs of the world have more to fear now than just failing with women.

J said...

I'm betting that Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint is in trouble.

oyster said...

Umm, if the SC Dems are organizing around candidates so pathetic that they can't beat random, unvetted walk-ons... then they should be rethinking their organizational skills rather than complaining about the embarrassing election results.