S.C. Senate Candidate Aims To 'Get America Back To Work'
S.C. Senate candidate aims to 'get America back to
Manning, South Carolina (CNN) -- South Carolina Democratic Senatorial candidate Alvin Greene urged voters Sunday to "get South Carolina and America
back to work" in his first major public speech since surprising the political world last month by capturing his party's nomination.
"My campaign is about ... moving South Carolina and America forward," the 32-year-old Greene told a friendly audience in his hometown of
Manning during a brief, halting speech that at times jumped from one topic to the next.
The speech, given at a meeting of the local chapter of the NAACP, was voters' first glimpse of Greene's campaign vision as he mounts an unlikely
challenge against Republican incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint.
"South Carolina and America cannot afford six more years of my opponent," Greene said of DeMint. "We cannot let my opponent keep this country
Greene, while touching on a variety of issues including the state's education system, unemployment numbers and road projects, did not offer specific
ideas for how he would make changes in those areas.
There has been an awful lot of speculation in the press and news media recently about the qualifications of Mr Greene to represent his state in the
Senate. His lack of experience in any political field or office; his inability or unwillingness to discuss his own qualifications, background and
encounters with law enforcement, as well as questions about how an unemployed veteran came by the $10,440.00 Filing fee to place his name on the
ballot, all come to mind.
His speech today before firends and supporters at the local NAACP office in Manning, SC will not do much, I am afraid to, either give comfort to
supporters or encouragement to detractors.