Poor Alvin Greene.
He pays ten thousand of his own money to run for his party's nomination to the US Senate, wins by almost two to one, and now his party is trying to blame the machines for his victory and overturn the results of the election.
Here's the latest from the Jim Clyburn conspiracy factory:
"Something went wrong with these machines," Clyburn said. "They were very unreliable," he added.
"All you need is a magnet" to compromise the machines, Rep. Clyburn said.
Who would have a motive? "The motive could very well be to embarrass the Democratic party. This could be embarrassing if we do not get it worked out. Or this could be someone who wanted to ensure a victory [for incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint]," Clyburn said.
Uh-huh. Why not blame gremlins?
All the complaints, protests and proposed investigations are a smoke screen by SC Democrats to divert you from looking at more obvious issues.
Here's a few points to ponder:
1) Theories that the GOP somehow "gamed" this thing by planting Greene as a candidate AND getting him the nomination are absolutely insane. Don't forget, we had a barn-burner gubernatorial primary going on...our voters were a little too preoccupied to organize a raid on the Dems primary. read more »