Six points to ponder about Alvin Greene
Things the Democrats don't want to discuss...
Poor Alvin Greene.
He pays ten thousand of his own money to run for his party's nomination to the US Senate, wins by almost two to one, and now his party is trying to blame the machines for his victory and overturn the results of the election.
Here's the latest from the Jim Clyburn conspiracy factory:
"Something went wrong with these machines," Clyburn said. "They were very unreliable," he added.
"All you need is a magnet" to compromise the machines, Rep. Clyburn said.
Who would have a motive? "The motive could very well be to embarrass the Democratic party. This could be embarrassing if we do not get it worked out. Or this could be someone who wanted to ensure a victory [for incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint]," Clyburn said.
Uh-huh. Why not blame gremlins?
All the complaints, protests and proposed investigations are a smoke screen by SC Democrats to divert you from looking at more obvious issues.
Here's a few points to ponder:
1) Theories that the GOP somehow "gamed" this thing by planting Greene as a candidate AND getting him the nomination are absolutely insane. Don't forget, we had a barn-burner gubernatorial primary going on...our voters were a little too preoccupied to organize a raid on the Dems primary.
2) Speaking as a South Carolina resident who does watch television, I can say with certainty that I don't recall having seen ads for either of the two candidates in the race.
3) What do the primary results say about what kind of campaign the loser - Victor Rawl - ran? The man is only a former legislator and state judge, yet he's beat, (again by almost two to one), by a guy that nobody has ever heard of. If I were Victor Rawl, I wouldn't be protesting the election, I would be hiding in shame and not drawing any attention to myself.
4) What does all of this say about how much time the average Democrats spends investigating "who" to vote for?
5) Greene is black and Rawl is White. Blacks make up half of SC Democrat primary voters. If there was ANY organized voting for a particular candidate in this primary, it most likely wasn't done by white Democrats, much less Republicans.
6) If the shoe were on the other foot, can you imagine the storm that would rain down on Republicans for trying to kick a black off the ballot who had won our primary? Can you imagine how much fuss Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would be making? Can you imagine any conservative talk-show host asking Greene how he came up with the ten thousand dollars to pay the filing fee, (as Keith Olberman did in his interview of Greene)?
Given the white hot spotlight this guy's accidental win has put him under, and given the fact that the Chairman of the SC Democrat Party has called for him to step aside...and they're going to have a state committee meeting to vote on kicking him off the ballot, it looks like the pressure is starting to wear on him.
I would suggest everyone call him, or send him a note and encourage him to hang on...but the guy who won the SC Democrat Senate nomination (again, by almost two to one) doesn't even have a web site.
You gotta' love it.