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Title: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: ... on February 15, 2011, 12:26:45 pm
Gotta love, SC.... (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110215/ap_on_re_us/us_greene_sc_house)

COLUMBIA, S.C. Ė Three months after losing his improbable campaign for U.S. Senate, Alvin Greene is on the ballot again in South Carolina.

This time, the 33-year-old is trying to win the Democratic nomination for a state House seat anchored in his central South Carolina hometown of Manning.



Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Kalwejt on February 15, 2011, 01:33:49 pm
So, who started the recession this time?


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: SvenssonRS on February 15, 2011, 02:00:31 pm
Depending on what this district is like, I'm serious when I say he might actually win this.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: tpfkaw on February 15, 2011, 02:23:25 pm
Depending on what this district is like, I'm serious when I say he might actually win this.

Well he would probably have the highest name recognition...


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Hash on February 15, 2011, 03:05:08 pm
Depending on what this district is like, I'm serious when I say he might actually win this.

It's black-majority, so if he wins the primary he'll certainly/quasi-certainly win the general.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 15, 2011, 03:19:32 pm
Well yeah, the primary is the real election. Though there are actually two Republicans seeking the seat as well.

However...
Depending on what this district is like, I'm serious when I say he might actually win this.

Well he would probably have the highest name recognition...
perhaps not. One of his opponents is the mayor of Manning. Another is on the school board of the other county in the district (and is the only Democratic candidate from that county). The fourth guy is some Manning realtor who is apparently the White Democrat counting candidate.

I gotta say though - if Alvin Greene wins this election, then that ridiculous filing fee for Senator will turn out to actually have been a wise investment decision. Why is the seat vacant, btw?

I believe SC primaries go to a runoff if noone wins 50%? Does that also hold in special elections?


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: RBH on February 15, 2011, 03:36:33 pm
yes.. majority required, and DeMint won this district in 2010


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Mexino Vote on February 15, 2011, 03:53:47 pm
Well yeah, the primary is the real election. Though there are actually two Republicans seeking the seat as well.

However...
Depending on what this district is like, I'm serious when I say he might actually win this.

Well he would probably have the highest name recognition...
perhaps not. One of his opponents is the mayor of Manning. Another is on the school board of the other county in the district (and is the only Democratic candidate from that county). The fourth guy is some Manning realtor who is apparently the White Democrat counting candidate.

I gotta say though - if Alvin Greene wins this election, then that ridiculous filing fee for Senator will turn out to actually have been a wise investment decision. Why is the seat vacant, btw?
I believe SC primaries go to a runoff if noone wins 50%? Does that also hold in special elections?

Alvine Greene and Vander Blubb took care of it...


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 15, 2011, 04:01:28 pm
I just checked, and while majority Black it's not exactly a supermajority. 55-45 or thereabouts.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: feeblepizza on February 15, 2011, 04:15:48 pm
I think that he's using this as a stepping stone for a gubernatoial campaign in 2014 or senatorial campaign in 2016.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: tmthforu94 on February 15, 2011, 04:18:00 pm
I gotta say though - if Alvin Greene wins this election, then that ridiculous filing fee for Senator will turn out to actually have been a wise investment decision. Why is the seat vacant, btw?

The woman who previously held the seat passed right after the election.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: RBH on February 15, 2011, 10:19:43 pm
Greene won 37 votes and didn't crack 1%

http://www.scvotes.org/2011/02/15/state_house_district_64_democratic_primary


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Invisible Obama on February 15, 2011, 10:25:04 pm
Greene won 37 votes and didn't crack 1%

http://www.scvotes.org/2011/02/15/state_house_district_64_democratic_primary

lol. 0 votes in Williamsburg County.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: ○∙◄☻•tπ[╪AV┼cVÍ└ on February 15, 2011, 11:09:01 pm
Greene won 37 votes and didn't crack 1%

http://www.scvotes.org/2011/02/15/state_house_district_64_democratic_primary

The Alvin Greene magic is over.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 15, 2011, 11:26:29 pm
Mind you, that school board member did no better. 61% for the mayor, 36% for whitey.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: RI on February 15, 2011, 11:45:20 pm
This thread is eerily similar to a thread about another state house race not too long ago...


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Landslide Lyndon on February 16, 2011, 01:39:36 am
Let's just hope that after today Greene's relatives will do what's right and put him in a mental institution.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Kalwejt on February 16, 2011, 02:43:42 am
Greene won 37 votes and didn't crack 1%

http://www.scvotes.org/2011/02/15/state_house_district_64_democratic_primary

The Alvin Greene magic is over.

So, what's the new forum meme?


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Eraserhead on February 16, 2011, 05:47:30 am
Very disappointing. Sigh.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Kalwejt on February 16, 2011, 06:08:38 am
And the powerhouse suddenly goes down.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Hash on February 16, 2011, 08:33:56 am
Greene won 37 votes and didn't crack 1%

http://www.scvotes.org/2011/02/15/state_house_district_64_democratic_primary

The Alvin Greene magic is over.

So, what's the new forum meme?

Don't worry Kal, Collor will always have a special place in my heart.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Nichlemn on February 16, 2011, 09:59:08 am
How well did Greene do in the Senatorial primary here? He presumably won it comfortably, right? Going from maybe 60% to 1% in the span of less than a year probably breaks numerous records.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 16, 2011, 02:26:17 pm
He had no opposition then.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: RI on February 16, 2011, 07:14:16 pm
I bet he would have gotten at least 6% if Phil would have campaigned for him.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Kalwejt on February 17, 2011, 03:11:15 am
Greene won 37 votes and didn't crack 1%

http://www.scvotes.org/2011/02/15/state_house_district_64_democratic_primary

The Alvin Greene magic is over.

So, what's the new forum meme?

Don't worry Kal, Collor will always have a special place in my heart.

But now, Hash, when Alvin is gone, we need to figure out new friend for Collor.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: RBH on February 19, 2011, 01:33:06 am
Greene won 37 votes and didn't crack 1%

http://www.scvotes.org/2011/02/15/state_house_district_64_democratic_primary

The Alvin Greene magic is over.

So, what's the new forum meme?

the new meme is the Jinx


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Simfan34 on April 29, 2012, 03:26:45 am
Wait, Collor was a meme? The Collor from Alagoas? That's so cool!


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Bacon! 🔥 on May 01, 2012, 07:58:47 pm
Wait, Collor was a meme? The Collor from Alagoas? That's so cool!

Fendando Collor de Mello, former Brazilian President and current Senator from Alagoas, yes. It wasn't so much of a meme though, more of a joke shared by Hashemite, Kalwejt and I don't think anyone else (see also: Goulart, Jo„o).


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Joe Republic on May 02, 2012, 01:45:54 am
In three successive elections, Greene went from 59% to 28% to 0.9%.  Is this the biggest electoral collapse in history?

Oh and also, "Iím the man. Iím the man. Iím the man. Greeneís the man. Iím the man. Iím the greatest person ever. I was born to be president. Iím the man, Iím the greatest individual ever."


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: Kalwejt on May 02, 2012, 02:39:52 am
Wait, Collor was a meme? The Collor from Alagoas? That's so cool!

Fendando Collor de Mello, former Brazilian President and current Senator from Alagoas, yes. It wasn't so much of a meme though, more of a joke shared by Hashemite, Kalwejt and I don't think anyone else (see also: Goulart, Jo„o).

Don't forget J‚nio Quadros!


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: ○∙◄☻•tπ[╪AV┼cVÍ└ on May 02, 2012, 03:31:31 am
In three successive elections, Greene went from 59% to 28% to 0.9%.  Is this the biggest electoral collapse in history?

Oh and also, "Iím the man. Iím the man. Iím the man. Greeneís the man. Iím the man. Iím the greatest person ever. I was born to be president. Iím the man, Iím the greatest individual ever."

Newt Gingrich is outraged that someone else claims to be the greatest individual ever.



Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 02, 2012, 03:52:23 am
In three successive elections, Greene went from 59% to 28% to 0.9%.  Is this the biggest electoral collapse in history?

Oh and also, "Iím the man. Iím the man. Iím the man. Greeneís the man. Iím the man. Iím the greatest person ever. I was born to be president. Iím the man, Iím the greatest individual ever."
And his victory in the 2016 Democratic primaries and Presidential election will be the greatest comeback ever.


Title: Re: Alvin Greene back on the ballot........
Post by: bgwah on May 02, 2012, 12:25:59 pm
Why did you guys have to bump this thread and get my hopes up?