Who’d a thunk it? A No Where Man who doesn’t campaign, doesn’t raise any money, just gets his name put on the ballot in the South Carolina Democratic Primaries. ( Of course there’s some question as to where he came up with the “vig” to get his name on the ballot.) Yet with all that, somehow he came up with 60% of the vote.
As Jazz Shaw writes over on Pajamas Media;
If we learned nothing else from the 2010 South Carolina Senate primary race, it’s that democracy in action is an awesome thing to observe.
As some regular readers are already aware, I’ve been involved in running a congressional campaign out in New York state. And I have to tell you, it’s a lot of work. There are petitions to file, phone banks to organize, door-to-door walks to coordinate, and endless hours of activities related to fundraising. There are many days where members of the staff are fortunate if they get five hours of sleep. And still we face a steep hill to climb in our race.
Who knew that we were doing it entirely wrong?
Wrong indeed. And about Mr. Greene’s claim of being a veteran;
Alvin also found a way to put a new spin on a tried and true political theme. He’s a veteran! But unlike many candidates who either rely on their DD-214 and a nominal record or service, or embellish their military bona fides with tales of awards not earned, Greene had himself kicked out of the military on grounds which he described as “things just not working.”
Speaking as a veteran myself, I have to say that I’ve never heard of that clause in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. It was simple … elegant… brilliant. I hadn’t heard of that one either.
Man, I hate to say it, but some of the Democratic voters in my state, South Carolina, are the least informed people in the country and that’s saying something what with Rangell looking to easily keep his seat in NY, Pelosi the witch from CA with the perpetual botox smile probably keeping her seat…I dunno…we’re in trouble folks.
Some commenters on this post over at PM have some interesting takes on the situation.
I personally like the one where a person has to be a property owner or at least have served in the armed forces…have a stake…in order to be able to cast a vote. If history serves me, that’s the way the original BOR was written.
Yeah yeah…I’m a raaaaaist!…I’ll just get that out of the way right now. ;)