He’s totally unknown, unemployed, impoverished, he ran no campaign, put up no website, didn’t even reach the $5,000 state spending limit. His interview after his victory revealed that he had one sentence that he could repeat about talking to the people across the state. How did he get across the state with no job? "I worked for friends and friends of friends". He even asked for the interview to be stopped when he did not know the answer to questions. Basically, he knows nothing about anything.
Yet Alvin Greene, 32, has just won an overwhelming victory over former four-term state lawmaker Vic Rawl to gain the South Carolina Democratic nomination for the US Senate.
How could this, in God’s name, be possible?
Well, that’s the question that has South Carolina Dems, and much of the blogosphere in a tizzy. Check them out. You’ll see everything from a mistake on reading his name to a dastardly Republican Plot being to blame. State Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler said voters unfamiliar with either candidate may have voted alphabetically for Greene over Rawls, adding "as far as I know, he never showed up at anything. Vic Rawl has been campaigning everywhere from the time he filed."
In fact the list of explanations provided covers every conceivable possibility.
Except one. The great unmentionable. The ‘R’ word.
You see, ever since Nixon’s Southern Strategy, blacks there have become overwhelmingly Democratic (with a big D!). They now make up over half the registered Democrats in SC.
So what’s that got to do with anything?
Well, as the photos here show, Greene is black, so to speak, and Rawls is white.
And that's the one explanation that I haven't seen in any of the mainstream media or blogs. Because it’s not permitted as an explanation. Even though it’s undoubtedly the correct explanation. Isn't it hilarious to see everybody tie themselves in knots to avoid the reality of ‘post-racial America’?
And, needless to say, being a black male, he has, ahem, some ‘legal issues’ pending.
No shit Sherlock?
Anyway, who knows………maybe if they provide him with a teleprompter he’ll be ok. Goddamit, he might even get to be President one day!