From wire reports:
An unemployed military veteran has stunned South Carolina Democratic Party leaders by winning the nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.
Thirty-two-year-old Alvin Greene of Manning defeated 64-year-old Vic Rawl of Charleston in Tuesday’s primary. Rawl is a former judge and legislator, who had about $186,000 cash available and had already scheduled a fundraising event for Thursday.
Greene raised no money in the contest, had no signs and no website.
Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler says she hasn’t seen Greene since he filed to run. She says Greene will be a much weaker candidate than Rawl going into November against tea party favorite DeMint.
She says people who didn’t know either candidate and voted alphabetically may help explain Greene’s win.
That’s right, an unemployed 32 year old who had no signs, no website, no money, and did absolutely nothing won a statewide race against a 64 year old former judge and legislator who actually raised money and campaigned. The ‘alphabet’ explanation sounds completely absurd. What could explain this?
Alvin Green is black. Vic Rawls is white. South Carolina Democratic Primary voters are majority black.
Paging Karl Rove and the other ‘conservatives’ placing their hopes on ‘hip-hop Republicans’: it won’t happen. If they’ll vote for a do-nothing black over an accomplished white liberal who actually tries to get their vote, they won’t ever vote for you. You better smell the coffee and start representing white interests.