Alvin Greene, The Real Deal, And Maybe The First Nominee of the Mockingbird Party

South Carolina is waking up to the amazing but true story that Alvin Greene is the real deal, the unknown “everyman” who won against all odds.

Alvin Greene is the small-town guy who went away and served in the Army for a long time, then came back home, ran a very low-key, under-the-radar campaign, and astounded everyone by winning! Alvin Greene is today the official and legitimate nominee of the South Carolina Democratic Party for the U.S. Senate. Exactly what about that is hard to understand?

For the first exclusive and respectful interview with the political phenom, see OpEdNews.com. Here’s a quick sample:

My campaign is about jobs, better education for children and justice . . .

We spend much more of our taxpayer dollars on inmates than students. We must get our priorities together in South Carolina and across the country.

Truth to tell, I doubt you’ll find many African-American Democrats in South Carolina who disagree with Mr. Green’s views. Looks to me like Alvin Greene is going to come out smelling like the hometown hero.

Here’s a prediction: I’m going to be sending the Alvin Greene campaign a small check, and so are thousands of other people from across the country. Alvin Greene is the Democratic Party’s answer to the Republicans’ Tea Party movement. Just my opinion.

What about that spurious “charge” against Greene, which S.C. officials have not even bothered to prosecute? ROFL. Everyone who has ever read “To Kill A Mockingbird” has a pretty good idea what that’s all about. Come to think of it, Alvin Greene is so soft-spoken and gentle, he reminds me of a mockingbird. Maybe the Democratic answer to the Tea Party will be called the Mockingbird Party. I like the ring. Remember, you read it here first!

Here’s another prediction: Alvin Greene is going to win approximately 97 percent of the black vote in South Carolina on Election Day in November. If he can add the votes of a few open-minded white Democrats and Independents, he might just win, and I will write a book and call it “Mr. Greene Goes To Washington.”

For an even more enthusiastic opinion than mine, check out the Washington Post’s PostPartisan Blog.

— John Hayden

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under Democracy

2 responses to “Alvin Greene, The Real Deal, And Maybe The First Nominee of the Mockingbird Party

  1. John, I assume that your enthusiasm about all this is tongue in cheek?

    Like

    • BJH

      Hey, thanks for reading. But no, nothing tongue in cheek about any of my Alvin Greene posts. I don’t think he has much chance of winning against Sen. DeMint, but he probably will get 97 percent of African-American votes, and some open-minded whites.

      Many observers support term limits and hate the fact that American politics and government is controlled by career politicians and monied special-interest groups. But then when an ordinary American dips his toe into politics, and has an unexpected victory, people ridicule him without mercy. Doesn’t make sense to me.

      Like

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s