Alvin Greene is an unemployed veteran who has never held political office. After filing for the Democratic primary in the Senate race from South Carolina, his campaign seemed to stop. There is no Alvin Greene web site, no Alvin Greene bumper stickers, no Alvin Greene yard signs. There’s not even an Alvin Greene FEC filing.
Nonetheless, Greene won last night’s Democratic primary, beating Vic Rawl, a judge who served in the South Carolina legislature for four terms. A judge who had gathered $186,000 for the campaign.
Hear that, Blanche Lincoln? You could have tried the “fuck it” approach in Arkansas, because God knows those people are big fans of doing jack shit.
Anyway, the punchline is that Greene not only won the vote Tuesday, but he won it handily. He took 59 percent of votes cast. Holy fucking shit, that’s a lot of votes! Until you read the punchline’s punchline, of course:
[State Democrat Chairwoman Carol] Fowler speculated to the AP that Democratic voters unfamiliar with both [Greene’s opponent] Rawl and Greene chose Greene because he appeared first on the ballot.
Ah. Ah yes. It all makes perfect sense now.