Mr. Greene's victory has been accepted by South Carolina Democrats, after all, so now he has his chance.
The reasons for the uproar have utterly failed to impress me.
Namely, that he is an unemployed vet. Being a vet has its own classification as far as I am concerned, and since when has being a soldier been
something to use as an insult?
Next, it is not mentioned that he has a degree in Political Science from the University of South Carolina.
Finally, I understand that he tried to pick up a girl in college by sending her a dirty email and suggesting they go back to a dorm room, but
honestly, if that's it, I feel relieved.
This proves he's heterosexual (less complications?) and knows how to interact socially, if in bad taste. Being charged with a crime is punishment
enough, since he didn't touch, stalk, or molest this 19-year-old woman. That speaks volumes to me.
It seems clear that he is not unintelligent, or a puppet of anyone. By staying out of the spotlight, he protected himself from attacks and apparently
either built grassroots support or clearly benefited from the deep desire for change amongst South Carolina Democrats.
He's the first African-American to be nominated in SC since Reconstruction ended around 1877, and if elected, will be only the fourth to serve in the
Senate since that time, and the first African-American Senator ever from the South.
The way I see it at this point is that he is either such a perfect archetype for the "average" American- checkered past and all- that he stands in
clear contrast to any other professional politician, or he is the incarnation of the Ayn Rand character Howard Roark, the political version.
Those of you familiar with "The Fountainhead" will see the similarities between the two in the interview with Keith Olbermann, already posted here
on ATS, I believe.
Your thoughts on Mr. Alvin Greene and his "man of the people" approach to campaigning and winning, and even his terse and controlled interview