Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Alvin Greene: Man of Mystery, Man with 59% of the Vote

OK Alvin Greene, you are SC's only hope to knock off Jim DeMint in November. Say something smart!

"I wasn’t surprised, but not really. I mean, just a little, but not much. I knew I was on top of my campaign, and just stayed on top of everything, I just—I wasn't surprised that much, just a little. I knew that I worked hard and did."

Right. What?

Greene frequently spoke in rapid-fire, fragmentary sentences, repeating certain phrases or interrupting himself multiple times during the same sentence while he searched for the right words. But he was emphatic about certain aspects of his candidacy, insisting that details about his campaign organization, for instance, weren't relevant. "I'm not concentrating on how I was elected—it's history. I’m the Democratic nominee—we need to get talking about America back to work, what's going on, in America."

Details about his campaign organization are not relevant. M'kaaaay. How about details of - oh let's say, anything? Where do you stand on reproductive rights for women or marriage equality or offshore drilling? And do you know what all of those things mean?

I'm sorry but there is something rotten in Denmark, the fish rots from the head down, insert your favorite rotting phrase here. This is beyond the standard McCain-has-a-sekrit-black-baby SC political fare. I hope SC's political journos and pajama bloggers have got their thinking caps on. Cause this ain't right.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Election Day in SC - Primary

Basic election info for SC - Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

2010 Democratic candidates for SC (pdf)


Jim Rex
  • State Education Superintendent
  • Supports reproductive rights for women
  • Opposes oil drilling off SC coast but supports drilling for natural gas
  • Twitter: @jimrex

Vincent Sheheen
  • State Senator
  • Does not commit to being for or against reproductive rights but says he wants to "reduce abortions" and is personally against
  • Opposes oil drilling off SC coast but supports drilling for natural gas
  • Twitter: @vincentsheheen
Robert Ford
  • State Senator
  • Supports reproductive rights for women
  • Supports offshore drilling for oil & gas in SC
  • Supports school vouchers
  • Wants to "save" SC with video poker


Vic Rawl - The Best Senate Candidate You've Probably Never Heard Of
  • Supports reproductive rights for women
  • Supports repeal of DADT
  • Twitter: @Rawl4Senate
Alvin Greene - A Phantom Candidate?