SC Mystery Candidate Raises Questions

June 11, 2010 at 09:08 (General Stupidity, News, Politics)

Maybe he IS a plant. I’m sure the Democrats have done similar things before. Maybe it was a Democrat that planted him. Who knows? There are some things that bear looking at here, though.

First, I find it fascinating that Clyburn tacitly admits what all of us already know – only people with money can run for office. The more money you have the better you will do usually. And you can only get money by toeing the line.

Second, it’s a sad commentary on the citizens of the US that they just vote for people alphabetically instead of doing research. That’s why we have gotten to where we are now. I heard an older lady once when I was standing in line to vote, actually say that she saw a nice looking man on TV the other day, so that’s who she would vote for. Nice. Do some research people. Think.

The man nominated as Democrats’ candidate for Senate in South Carolina might have been a “plant,” a high-ranking Democrat suggested Thursday.

House Majority Whip James ClyburnHouse Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) called for South Carolina to investigate the circumstances that led to Alvin Greene winning the Democratic Senate primary in his state earlier this week.

“There were some real shenanigans going on in the South Carolina primary,” Clyburn said during an appearance on the liberal Bill Press radio show. “I don’t know if he was a Republican plant; he was someone’s plant.”

* S.C. Dems ask candidate to withdraw after felony charge

The third-ranking House Democrat said he found it strange that Greene, a relative unknown prior to Tuesday, was able to produce the money to register and run for Senate despite being unemployed.

Greene allegedly tried to pay the registation fee in cash, and Clyburn said he wondered whether an outside party might have funded both the fee and Greene’s campaign, in violation of federal campaign finance laws.

Despite having no real campaign or prior political support in the state, Greene won the primary to face Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) this fall with nearly 59 percent of the vote — almost 100,000 votes.


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