Another trainwreck: Olbermann interviews “America’s candidate”

posted at 9:50 pm on June 10, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via the Right Scoop, this isn’t news so much as it is performance art. Everyone will have a different favorite moment but mine comes at around 3:55 when Olby asks if he thinks he’ll have to address the obscenity charge against him at some point during the campaign and Greene hits him with the mother of awkward one-word answers. Plain-spoken, unassuming — why, he reminds me of Jefferson Smith. Or rather, he would, if not for that whole “forcing pornography on a stranger” business.

To answer Olby’s question about whether Greene’s a GOP plant, the more I think about it, the more implausible it seems. If you were a Republican strategist desperate to clear a path to victory for your party’s nominee, why would you bother with shenanigans in a state like South Carolina, where DeMint’s a mortal lock to be re-elected? And if you’re going to go to the trouble of choosing a plant and risking all the bad publicity and possible criminal repercussions that come with that, wouldn’t you plant someone who’s a tad more compelling? The goal would be to lose the general election to DeMint but to win the primary, and to do that most strategists would assume they needed a plant with some minimal degree of competence. As it turns out, they would have been dead wrong — but not until the votes were tallied could anyone have known that.

Plus, like DrewM says, this is the South Carolina GOP we’re talking about. At this point, does anyone think that crew could pull this off? Exit quotation from WaPo’s new profile of the candidate: “I mean, I mean, the people have spoken. The people of South Carolina have spoken. The people of South Carolina have spoken. We have to be pro-South Carolina. The people of South Carolina have spoken. We have to be pro-South Carolina.”


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2 3

He seems nice enough . I like him better than Schumer or Durbin . So what if he tried to share some photos of himself ? She should be glad it was not Hairy Reed .

borntoraisehogs on June 10, 2010 at 10:37 PM

Has anyone reported this to that “fishy” WH website yet?

hillbillyjim on June 10, 2010 at 10:37 PM

Hmmm.

All kidding aside the fact is that this guy is at *least* as good a candidate for US Senator as any we’ve seen actually be elected to the US Senate.

While I think this mocking is all fun and games the reality is that considering the crazy crap being done in the Senate every damn day this guy certainly doesn’t seem to me to be worse than what we already have.

And even if the only thing this guy does is hang out, drink beer and watch tv that’s still a win in my book because he’ll be too busy to pass even more spending plans and giving money to the Palestinians.

memomachine on June 10, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Mr. Greene will probably beat Sen. DeMint in November strictly on the sympathy vote. Provided, of course, the picture thingy is straightened out. Isn’t it insulting to investigate how he won?

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2010 at 10:39 PM

a strawman perhaps? manchurian candidate? it’s extremely bizarre that he comes out of nowhere, no campaigning, no money to speak of and gets 59% of the vote. WTF is really going on here? Someone is pulling the wool over the voters eyes.

kellyjane on June 10, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Didn’t someone say the other guy didn’t really do any campaigning either? If that’s the case, it’s very plausible that someone could get 60% just from being on the top, if no one’s heard of either one. This is especially true if race came into play:

Imagine you are Black and inclined towards racial solidarity, but not completely insane. Then sure, you probably wouldn’t vote for Greene after hearing him speak, but you would vote for Greene if you never heard of Greene, never heard of Rawl, and only knew their respective skin-colors. And that level of ignorance wouldn’t even be particularly scandalous, given the absurdly low chance of unseating Demint – if you are showing up to the Democratic primary, you probably have no interest in the hopeless Senate race, but are more concerned with local elections that may be winnable.

RINO in Name Only on June 10, 2010 at 10:39 PM

No, this is all a prank. It started out as a joke but somehow he won.

And here we are.

SteveMG on June 10, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Olbermann should have asked him how he feels about Paciic islands that are susceptible to roll over, or worse, play dead.

Americannodash on June 10, 2010 at 10:41 PM

L O L

Keif and Clyburn are both RACISTS!

WisCon on June 10, 2010 at 10:42 PM

He’s Chauncey Gardiner.
holygoat on June 10, 2010 at 10:36 PM

Great analogy. Great movie.

That would make Obama Hrundi V. Bakshi… :)

AnthonyK on June 10, 2010 at 10:44 PM

He’s Chauncey Gardiner.
holygoat on June 10, 2010 at 10:36 PM

Great analogy. Great movie.

That would make Obama Hrundi V. Bakshi… :)

AnthonyK on June 10, 2010 at 10:45 PM

This dude is working for the Daily Show. No one can dead pan like that naturally.

iam7545 on June 10, 2010 at 10:49 PM

Dear black democrat voters,

See how the white democrat plantation owners and the uppity blacks treat your every-day, normal black nominee for Senate? The real racists are the democrats and their White limousine liberal friends in the media. Please note the condescension in the air towards Mr. Alvin Greene from both the uppity blacks and the media.

Most Sincerely,

SouthernGent

SouthernGent on June 10, 2010 at 10:49 PM

No, this is all a prank. It started out as a joke but somehow he won.

And here we are.

SteveMG on June 10, 2010 at 10:41 PM

It’s a very cruel joke on American democracy. Clearly, we are not ready for it anymore.

pedestrian on June 10, 2010 at 10:50 PM

This guy would actually do a lot less damage in the White House than Obama.

And he certainly is more like-able.

justltl on June 10, 2010 at 10:51 PM

Hmmmm.

“Abner Aardvark will win the next Dem primary in SC.”

I’m thinking of changing my name to Aaron Aaron Aaron and signing up for the next Senate race here in NJ.

memomachine on June 10, 2010 at 10:55 PM

memomachine on June 10, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Or change your name to Lautenberg

clnurnberg on June 10, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Isn’t it insulting to investigate how he won?

[Cindy Munford on June 10, 2010 at 10:39 PM]

Yeah, it is.

Dusty on June 10, 2010 at 10:58 PM

I can’t wait for the debate between him and DeMint. Seriously, how did this guy win? Acorn?

ramrants on June 10, 2010 at 11:07 PM

Who’s more exploitative that the Corrupt Media Establishment?

TheBigOldDog on June 10, 2010 at 11:08 PM

I will say this….I’m glad the crazy isn’t confined to just the Republicans. The Democrats seem to have their share as well.

I’m actually looking forward to Jon Stewarts take on this. “What is it South Carolina…what is it girl? A crazy black guy no one knows won the Democratic nomination?”

ramrants on June 10, 2010 at 11:09 PM

Certain Minority groups voted 95% for the Destroyer in the White House. Does this guy sound any brighter than the 95%?

Like others have said……could he do any worse than the Communists and Marxists and outright idiots we have in the Senate now?

PappyD61 on June 10, 2010 at 11:10 PM

“I’ve always been a DEMOCRAT”……..Comedy Gold at 4:31 into the clip.

Olbermann must have had to hurl after that interview.

PappyD61 on June 10, 2010 at 11:13 PM

So what’s the big deal. Most politicians are criminals after a few years in the job; Greene has experience. Which is more than I can say for our President.

J_Crater on June 10, 2010 at 11:16 PM

A real representative of the bulk of the Democratic Party.

J_Crater on June 10, 2010 at 11:19 PM

This guy is actually more entertaining than COPS – er CSPAN I mean.

InTheBellyoftheBeast on June 10, 2010 at 11:22 PM

He brings a whole new meaning to “Greene Jobs”

J_Crater on June 10, 2010 at 11:25 PM

I’m willing to exchange Maxine Waters for Mr Greene-no questions asked.

dragondrop on June 10, 2010 at 11:28 PM

Somebody get this guy a teleprompter.

Daggett on June 10, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Are we sure he can use one?

Don’t jump all over me for being racist or accusing a duly nominated candidate of stupidity, it’s just that the darn things can be a little tricky.

InTheBellyoftheBeast on June 10, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Mr Greene must feel like the luckiest guy in South Carolina. First off, he’s so famous now, he won’t even have to show porn anymore to anyone to get a date.

Edouard on June 10, 2010 at 11:43 PM

She says Greene asked her to look at pornography on his screen at a computer lab in a University of South Carolina dormitory and suggested, “Let’s go to your room.”

That is a five year felony?

pedestrian on June 10, 2010 at 11:50 PM

She says Greene asked her to look at pornography on his screen at a computer lab in a University of South Carolina dormitory and suggested, “Let’s go to your room.”

That is a five year felony?

pedestrian on June 10, 2010 at 11:50 PM

That does sound kind of harsh, eh? But someone with that in his past had probably better look at other career options than state or national political office.

ddrintn on June 10, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Greene “shining a negative light on our state” is the lead story. The news report says he has not entered a plea or been indicted in connection with the obscenity charge. Greene asks: “I have not been indicted? Indicted? What does that mean?” His brother explains that a charge and an indictment are different things. He nods.

“I’m on the not-guilty side of things,” Greene says. “I have to be. I mean, I mean, I mean. I have no comment, I mean.”

OK… This guy sounds Senate-ready.

ddrintn on June 10, 2010 at 11:57 PM

I’ve got tears coming out of my eyes. This can’t be real. I’ve gotta call my SC college buddy.

Dubn8tr on June 10, 2010 at 11:59 PM

L O L

Keif and Clyburn are both RACISTS!

WisCon on June 10, 2010 at 10:42 PM

The man is from Manning, SC. That is in Clyburn’s district, there is no way he wasn’t aware of this guy during the run-up to the primary. That just doesn’t happen in the 6th district. In fact Clycurn may be the source of the 10k the guy needed to register to run IMHO. Sound like something he would do.

whbates on June 10, 2010 at 11:59 PM

This is so sad. The man is out of his league.

jediwebdude on June 11, 2010 at 12:01 AM

He must have been on the computer at the library when Rahm called his house with the job offer to drop out of the primary. Now it is going to cost them plenty for him to resign. If Blago wasn’t in jail he could be Alvin’s agent advisor, because a primary win is a f..ing valuable thing.

pedestrian on June 11, 2010 at 12:10 AM

The residents of Maxine Waters’ districts are happy tonight. They are now represented by the second craziest Democrat running for office.

angryed on June 11, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Political savant. He’s proven experts wrong, you don’t need money to win. Sometimes luck will do it. He needs either a Pygmalian or a Svengali.

clnurnberg on June 11, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Someone nobody has heard of gets 60 per cent of the vote, most likely because his name was first on the ballot.

Low Information Voters, Exhibit A.

YYZ on June 11, 2010 at 12:19 AM

I can’t possibly see why the SC GOP would use a “plant” in a locked race.. why bother?

On the other hand… WOW. This guy is really stupid. Can he even put on his pants without help?

triple on June 11, 2010 at 12:20 AM

He must have had help. Idk from where. Just saying, this guy does not have the capabilities or motive to enter a race by himself.

triple on June 11, 2010 at 12:20 AM

This little nugget from wikipedia: When asked how he would have voted on TARP, Greene stated that he did not know what TARP was.

triple on June 11, 2010 at 12:23 AM

Someone nobody has heard of gets 60 per cent of the vote, most likely because his name was first on the ballot.

Low Information Voters, Exhibit A.

YYZ on June 11, 2010 at 12:19 AM

I’m thinking the same thing, would like to get a look at one of the ballots from SC to see if that was truly the case…only explanation I can come up with.

BadMojo on June 11, 2010 at 12:23 AM

If we’re not careful here, Forest Gump could win the seat in a weird tide of sympathy voting combined with the type of Kool-Aid suicide that ushers in wrestlers and comedians in Minnesota.

Western_Civ on June 11, 2010 at 12:27 AM

Meh. Didn’t think it was funny. I feel sorry for the guy.

therightwinger on June 11, 2010 at 12:37 AM

I feel sorry for the guy.

therightwinger on June 11, 2010 at 12:37 AM

Everything is happening exactly the way he wanted it to. I just hope someone helps him parlay his 15 minutes into some gig on tv. He could be the next Sarah Palin.

pedestrian on June 11, 2010 at 12:43 AM

Dems are sooooo hypocritical. Here’s a guy that embodies EVERYthing they say they’re for! A veteran who didn’t kill (supply, intellegence, whatevah), cares for his Dad (well, lives with Dad), unemployed (and no other means of support), a minority, pro-union . . .

Can’t say he doesn’t have health insurance, since the military should cover that — but military health coverage, c’mon.

The only way he could be more the poster child for Progressivness is if he comes out of the closet, has a sex change operation, learns spanish, and embraces Islam.

Why SHOULDn’t he represent them? Is being a Dem senator only for those elites who feel their pain, but don’t actually SHARE the misery of the underclasses??

starboardhelm on June 11, 2010 at 12:48 AM

What’s the problem here? We finally found an honest Democrat who is willing to stand up for the core Democrat values he unashamedly believes in – gettin’ his azz elected.

drunyan8315 on June 11, 2010 at 12:56 AM

Well, aside from the obscenity charge, he seems nice. My favorite part was being able to hear the actual crickets in the background. Classic.

brennan251 on June 11, 2010 at 12:58 AM

This whole affair might be the strangest thing I’ve ever seen. I think Greene might be simple if you know what I mean. I think the Army let him go honorably because he was a few bricks shy of a load and it’s not his fault. As for the porno stuff I don’t know. Again, maybe it’s not his fault. Weird.

jonezee on June 11, 2010 at 1:08 AM

Meh. I see it as a considerable improvement in the Democrat Party.

Good for him.

Saltysam on June 11, 2010 at 1:10 AM

I can’t possibly see why the SC GOP would use a “plant” in a locked race.. why bother?

On the other hand… WOW. This guy is really stupid. Can he even put on his pants without help?

triple on June 11, 2010 at 12:20 AM

As I implied above, don’t put it past Clyburn planting this guy. Sounds crazy but I noticed that Clyburn actually had a primary challanger? Very strange in that district, I lived in that district and it was gerrymandered in the 90′s and I don’t remember Clyburn having a primary challanger in a long, long time. The guy got about 100k votes and Clyburn got 50K in the 6th district. Hummm, maybe Jim was getting worried and thought he needed an additional draw on the ballot. I don’t know why, as he got 90% of the vote, but don’t put anything past this guy to throw the entire party under the bus to insure a victory. BTW Clyburn is from Sumter which is very close to Mannings which is where Alvin is from. Just seem curious to me.

whbates on June 11, 2010 at 1:17 AM

.

I have played every video of this guy at least 3 times. I cannot stop laughing my ass off!
http://religiopoliticaltalk.com/2010/06/nightmare-dems-are-waggin-their-heads-on-this-one-did-the-onion-encourage-this/

.

papa_giorgio on June 11, 2010 at 1:50 AM

Nothing wrong if you compare this simple man with Obama, or with any other citizen. They all have a right be run for the Senate.

To observe someone like Olbermann, the liberal icon of elitism, squirm, behave, be polite, not look down on the perfect PC candidate, on his side is super, super schadenfreudig.

If this were a Republican, they’d decimate him.

This man is more plausible than Obama, Reid and Pelosi.

There must be a god.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2010 at 2:01 AM

I’m looking at the front page Politico and they have absolutely nothing on Alvin Greene, the face of the Democratic Party.

VidOmnia on June 11, 2010 at 2:35 AM

I’m looking at the front page Politico and they have absolutely nothing on Alvin Greene, the face of the Democratic Party.

VidOmnia on June 11, 2010 at 2:35 AM

No major liberal sites had any coverage of the survey that showed that liberals did no better than chance on a basic economics quiz.

pedestrian on June 11, 2010 at 2:54 AM

Black activists put this guy up as a stealth candidate, doing the minimums to get him on the dem ticket then sending the word undercover to flood him at the polls. It’s a light turnout primary so it would be that hard to overwhelm the other contender.

DeMint will handily defeat this guy (who does resemble Bubba, Pvt. Benjamin Buford from Forrest Gump…quite a lot) in November. It just doesn’t make sense the Dem’s would allow something like this to happen.

starman on June 11, 2010 at 3:37 AM

Why didn’t Olbermann ask him his opinion of the Bush Doctrine?

VidOmnia on June 11, 2010 at 3:57 AM

I can’t watch this. This guy looks like he’s about cry, I find no humor in this. I have no idea what this criminal charge against him is all about, but he’s not a serious candidate and I see no reason for the media to make a mockery of him.

Daemonocracy on June 11, 2010 at 4:58 AM

no money to speak of and gets 59% of the vote. WTF is really going on here? Someone is pulling the wool over the voters eyes.
kellyjane on June 10, 2010 at 10:22 PM

He wasn’t a “known” politician and the Democrat voters rejected the “knownDemocrat politicians.

DSchoen on June 11, 2010 at 5:24 AM

Alvin. Alvin. AALVIIIN!!!!!

jaime on June 10, 2010 at 10:19 PM
Bah, you beat me to it!

Inanemergencydial on June 10, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Maybe The Chipmunks can campaign for him.

Grace_is_sufficient on June 11, 2010 at 5:44 AM

I seriously want this guy to win…just to freak out the “establishment”.

equanimous on June 11, 2010 at 5:50 AM

I can’t watch this. This guy looks like he’s about cry…..
Daemonocracy on June 11, 2010 at 4:58 AM

agree with you there…this is getting weirder by the day…

cmsinaz on June 11, 2010 at 6:16 AM

just saw a snippet on tv…the man looks like a deer in the headlights, yowser!

cmsinaz on June 11, 2010 at 6:34 AM

Old Joe Biden needs to take this guy under his wing. He seems to be clean, but the articulate part needs Joe’s magic touch.

joe btfsplk on June 11, 2010 at 6:41 AM

Now I know what it feels like to live in a Twilight Zone episode.

A bad episode that never made it out of production.

ajacksonian on June 11, 2010 at 6:59 AM

first tv ad: Against Alvin Greene? RACIST!

triple on June 11, 2010 at 7:04 AM

Haha he just needs a good PR guru and a teleprompter and you have the next Barack Obama.

DanaSmiles on June 11, 2010 at 7:32 AM

I dont think Alvin Greene is the problem here its the stupidity of SC democratic voters that we should mock.

William Amos on June 11, 2010 at 7:38 AM

Alvin Greene seems like an ordinary, genuine guy. And the left is denigrating him. He’s their guy and they are treating him in a degrading, demeaning, and condescending way. This tells you more about the mouthpieces of the left than it does about Mr. Greene.

WordsMatter on June 11, 2010 at 7:45 AM

I dont think Alvin Greene is the problem here its the stupidity of SC democratic voters that we should mock.

William Amos on June 11, 2010 at 7:38 AM

If stupidity of voters is the problem, he needs to move to Illinois and run for President.

donh525 on June 11, 2010 at 7:51 AM

Old Joe Biden needs to take this guy under his wing. He seems to be clean, but the articulate part needs Joe’s magic touch.

joe btfsplk on June 11, 2010 at 6:41 AM

Winner!

VidOmnia on June 11, 2010 at 7:55 AM

Old Joe Biden needs to take this guy under his wing. He seems to be clean, but the articulate part needs Joe’s magic touch.

joe btfsplk on June 11, 2010 at 6:41 AM

LMAO

InTheBellyoftheBeast on June 11, 2010 at 7:55 AM

I can’t wait for the debate between him and DeMint. Seriously, how did this guy win? Acorn?

ramrants on June 10, 2010 at 11:07 PM

That’s what I’m thinking. All of those multiple-registered voters/dead voters going rougue?

Disturb the Universe on June 11, 2010 at 8:04 AM

Most entertaining Democrat since Blago.

Disturb the Universe on June 11, 2010 at 8:05 AM

[William Amos on June 11, 2010 at 7:38 AM]

I agree totally. Greene is just another ordinary American trying to make good in life. As a veteran of two branches of the military, I thank him doubly for the service he provided and wish him well.

SC Dem voters, on the other hand, have some explaining to do to themselves.

Dusty on June 11, 2010 at 8:11 AM

WordsMatter on June 11, 2010 at 7:45 AM

This whole thing makes me very uncomfortable. This gentlemen seems so meek and mild I don’t want to be part of ridiculing and hurting him.

Cindy Munford on June 11, 2010 at 8:15 AM

This gentlemen seems so meek and mild I don’t want to be part of ridiculing and hurting him.

Cindy Munford on June 11, 2010 at 8:15 AM

He does seem so. However, we have the curious porn incident that belies this impression.

Disturb the Universe on June 11, 2010 at 8:26 AM

This whole thing makes me very uncomfortable. This gentlemen seems so meek and mild I don’t want to be part of ridiculing and hurting him.

Cindy Munford on June 11, 2010 at 8:15 AM

Maybe just a quiet man with some dignity. A common man, the left’s worst enemy.

WordsMatter on June 11, 2010 at 8:31 AM

The conservative’s answer to any liberal media’s question about Rush, Rand or whoever;
And the Democratic party ELECTED Alvin Greene to be their standard bearer.

barnone on June 11, 2010 at 8:31 AM

Too painful to watch. Just awful.

BigAlSouth on June 11, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Evidently, there were no other black candidates from which the racists in SC could choose.

hogfat on June 11, 2010 at 8:47 AM

The headline on Drudge from The Hill is

“Clyburn says S.C. Dem Senate candidate a ‘plant’; calls for probe”

Isn’t the word “plant” a derogatory term to call an African American man? Much like the “n” word.

gonnjos on June 11, 2010 at 8:49 AM

WordsMatter on June 11, 2010 at 8:31 AM

My guess is that he wants to go the Washington to get federal funds for the unemployment problem. Nothing is wrong with S.C. that can’t be cured with some extra money. You can’t be more of the Left then that.

Disturb the Universe on June 11, 2010 at 8:26 AM

I am even skeptical of that. Did you read Mr. Amos’s link of his arrest report? The incident was apparently on surveillance video (as best I could read sideways). He appears not to understand the incident, the charges and where he is in the process. If Allah has “bad vibes” about Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, etc. etc. my warning bells are off the chart.

Cindy Munford on June 11, 2010 at 8:52 AM

Cindy Munford on June 11, 2010 at 8:52 AM

I’ll check it out. It will certainly be interesting to see how this all plays out, regardless.

Disturb the Universe on June 11, 2010 at 9:02 AM

See if this links

Is video of Mother of girl who filed complaint against Alvin

William Amos on June 11, 2010 at 9:02 AM

“Life is like a box of chocolates…”

“Forrest” Greene?

mechkiller_k on June 11, 2010 at 9:07 AM

I’ll send him $10…Go, Alvin, Go!

rhbandsp on June 11, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Maybe just a quiet man with some dignity. A common man, the left’s worst enemy.

WordsMatter on June 11, 2010 at 8:31 AM

…a common man with an obscenity charge.

I’m fully willing to believe that it’s trumped up, but I want to hear the whole story.

MadisonConservative on June 11, 2010 at 9:20 AM

William Amos on June 11, 2010 at 9:02 AM

So, as I understand this, he was put into an Intervention Program? What does that mean in regards to his record, is he on probation? Is this one of those deals that if he completes the program and doesn’t repeat within a given time frame his recorded is cleared? It would certainly explain why his answers are so evasive.

Cindy Munford on June 11, 2010 at 9:21 AM

…a common man with an obscenity charge.

Yeah if he were rich this wouldnt matter (Unless your republican )

William Amos on June 11, 2010 at 9:23 AM

What’s most squirm-inducing here is the sadistic joy that the press takes in ridiculing someone who obviously has no press operation to present and protect him.

They want an investigation? Why don’t they investigate the campaign of the candidate who had dozens of times $ to spend and managed to fritter it away in a loss — or perhaps investigate what all those who are trying to disqualify him now were doing pre-primary. Or perhaps they could poll those who voted for him, and ask him why they did. They might learn something.

His past transgressions aside, this guy seems to be the only one on that side of the aisle who did his job heading into election day.

Chuckles3 on June 11, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Funny thing is Alvin talks alot about prisons and schools. Now he might go to Prison for acting strangely in school.

Id hate to think he payed for his Senate run from some type of government poverty program. That would really make this story more about how screwed up our system really is.

William Amos on June 11, 2010 at 9:25 AM

Recent scandals in South Carolina:

-Mark Sanford with mistress. No dispute.
-Andre Bauer is accused of being gay……..he says, NO. So has Senator Lindsay Graham.
-Two people say that they have had affairs with Nikki Haley. Haley says show me the proof.
-State Senator Jake Knotts calls Nikki Haley a f’king raghead.
-Mystery man, Alvin Greene, wins the Democrat nomination for the United States Senate with around 60% of the votes cast.

What next?

SC.Charlie on June 11, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Just buy the man a teleprompter… he’ll do fine.

JohnGalt23 on June 11, 2010 at 9:29 AM

They want an investigation? Why don’t they investigate the campaign of the candidate who had dozens of times $ to spend and managed to fritter it away in a loss

What this election clearly shows is what is wrong with the GOP in general. The belief that money alone wins elections.

I strongly suspect Alvin had some Union backing and maybe evne some from the NAACP or other leftie groups. ACORN is not the only dem game in town.

The GOP needs to learn that a great organization can beat a well financed candidate with strong media skills. The dems are killing us by out organizing us. Not from having a superior message.

William Amos on June 11, 2010 at 9:29 AM

See if this links

Is video of Mother of girl who filed complaint against Alvin

William Amos on June 11, 2010 at 9:02 AM

Wow. That mother has a great deal of opinions about the election and the procedures of offering oneself up for candidacy. Sounds less like a mother of a woman who was harassed, and more like a woman with a serious agenda.

MadisonConservative on June 11, 2010 at 9:30 AM

Imagine, if you will, an alternate universe where this was a Dem stronghold, and this guy was a Tea Party candidate.

bitsy on June 11, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Id hate to think he payed for his Senate run from some type of government poverty program. That would really make this story more about how screwed up our system really is.

William Amos on June 11, 2010 at 9:25 AM

In a previous interview (not sure which one) he said he paid for his campaign with unemployment benefits.

bitsy on June 11, 2010 at 9:34 AM

MadisonConservative on June 11, 2010 at 9:30 AM

I noticed that to. Let’s mess up the Constitution because the people and the press are too lazy to actually look into who they are nominating and voting for.

Cindy Munford on June 11, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Comment pages: 1 2 3