Finally: America's candidate speaks

Via Mediaite, two and a half minutes from his campaign-trail debut. Reportedly the speech was written out, double-spaced, in a spiral notebook. You want blue-collar authenticity? That’s authenticity. As for his platform:

“Now is the time to implement alternative forms of energy such as solar, wind and methane,” he said of his energy platform. “These efforts will create green jobs and save Americans money. For example, Americans can save money on their electric bill and at the gasoline pump.”

Of education, he said: “We need better education for our children. Parents need to take a more active part in their child’s education — especially parents of under-performing students. … Instead of doing less for education, we ought to be doing more.”

As you’ll see, jobs also figured into his message — er, repeatedly. You know what the irony of all this is? He’s so unpretentious and so heavily an underdog that if he were running against Grahamnesty instead of DeMint, I bet a bunch of grassroots conservatives would cross the aisle and vote for him either in protest or simply in order to terrorize Graham by making it a close race. Alas. Exit question: Greene in 2014?

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John Sexton 10:00 PM on June 02, 2023