White House questions SC candidate

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WASHINGTON — A senior adviser to President Barack Obama says the Democratic nominee for the Senate in South Carolina doesn't appear to be a legitimate candidate.

South Carolina Democrats chose a political unknown, 32-year-old Alvin Greene, to run against Republican Sen. Jim DeMint this fall.

Greene is an unemployed military veteran who hardly campaigned for the office, and his victory last Tuesday has raised questions about who backed his candidacy.

And it turns out that he's facing a felony charge.

Obama adviser David Axelrod says South Carolina Democrats deserve a strong, credible candidate. He says it's a big mystery how Greene won.

Axelrod appeared today on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Insider Information 06/13/10 - 03:01 pm
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Ask youself, why are

Ask youself, why are Democrats so against this guy?
Simple, he is not U know who, he is not part of the political system and he is a veteran.

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Little Lamb 06/13/10 - 03:48 pm
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When I read the AP’s

When I read the AP’s headline, I thought that the White House had brought him up to Washington and asked him some questions. Now I see that they are just piling on.

Let's ask this question, “Just how ‘viable’ would Vic Rawl have been?” He supposedly campaigned, yet no one saw his yard signs, no one got robo-called, no one saw a television ad, and he didn't appear on the radio talk shows. If Vic Rawl campaigned at all, that very fact says that Vic Rawl is ineffective and that Greene should be the nominee.

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mable8 06/13/10 - 04:00 pm
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I have heard several news

I have heard several news media report in their "investigations" on Alvin Greene and none of what they say has been positive. Seems to me that there is some real jealousy over the fact that this man won his position using a mere $6000 in campaign funds--wow, now that IS an accomplishment. His ability to get this far in his candidacy is a reflection of the obscene expenditures almost all candidates use to PURCHASE their position in high places. And all the more reason that there should be reformation in how the campaigns are run and capping the amount that can be used ($200,000 should be the top dollar). Doesn't it make you sick to find that some candidates, regardless of what State they are in, have spent $50,000,000 to obtain a nomination when there is so much going on economically in the US? No telling how much will be spent in the final campaign--the election itself. The sorry part is the enormous amount spent on smearing the opponents; what ever happened to discussing the issues? Furthermore, Clyburn is no angel--he's afraid he will lose his job to someone like Greene!

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speeding 06/13/10 - 04:04 pm
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Leave the man alone. He beat

Leave the man alone. He beat the existing trash the people are sick of.

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albertoli 06/13/10 - 04:11 pm
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Maybe if he had at one time

Maybe if he had at one time had the distinction of being a "Community Organizer" he would be more than qualified.

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Insider Information 06/13/10 - 04:15 pm
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mable8, hit the nail on the

mable8, hit the nail on the head. It says a lot that he won the election on only $6,000. Namely, it says that he is not beholden to special interests and that he would only owe the voters if he is elected.
Axelrod considers him illegitimate, but none of the criticism has addressed his political views, positions or platforms. It's typical mud-slinging at its best.

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Lou Stewall 06/13/10 - 05:35 pm
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This is another violation of

This is another violation of the Hatch Act. The WH doesn't think laws apply to them. "The Hatch Act of 1939 is a United States federal law whose main provision is to prohibit federal employees (civil servants) from engaging in partisan political activity."

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DanK 06/13/10 - 08:11 pm
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Since he had not campaigned

Since he had not campaigned at all, most people knew nothing about him. Which means most of the voters would not have known that he was African-American. So, they were probably voting against his opponent, not for him. The question is, if he is tried and convicted of that felony charge, would that eliminate him as an eligible candidate in SC. I don't know the answer to that question.

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DanK 06/13/10 - 08:31 pm
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And LS, I think you

And LS, I think you misinterpreted the Hatch Act. Suggest you read the list of permitted and prohibited activities here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatch_Act_of_1939 Federal employees can not only talk to, but can even campaign for those running for political office in the states. If this were not the case, 100% of our elected and high-visibility appointed officials would be in violation.

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tnjsw 06/13/10 - 11:58 pm
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Who voted for him. He must

Who voted for him. He must have had some support, he won. Do Demos just vote blindly. Vote now, ask questions later.

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concrndcitzn 06/14/10 - 07:05 am
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the guy can't even spell his

the guy can't even spell his own name, obviously a plant by the desperate republican party. what a shame they have to stoop so low.

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Little Lamb 06/14/10 - 07:51 am
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DanK has the correct

DanK has the correct analysis. S.C. Democrats knew Vic Rawl very well and they knew they did not want him to be their senator. The vote for Greene was an informed vote against Rawl.

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Rolling Eyes 06/14/10 - 09:17 am
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Concrndcitzn, if he were a

Concrndcitzn, if he were a 'republican plant' then why weren't they interested enough to run his campaign for him? He didn't even have a website let alone yard posters and fliers. He didn't even bother to attend various democrat meetings to speak to the public. I guarantee you that the republican voters knew no more about this man than the democrats who voted for him did. A "guy who can't even spell his name" is what a voter gets if they don't bother to do their research on a candidate. It doesn't take all that much time to look up a website. No website? No information? No vote.

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CarlA 06/14/10 - 10:25 am
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The democrats are scared

The democrats are scared because now everyone truly understands their ignorance and lack of knowledge on the issues. They just voted for this guy without any idea of who the candidate was. Oh by the way, this party is running the country! Pretty scary huh?

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CarlA 06/14/10 - 10:30 am
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Actually, the scariest thing

Actually, the scariest thing is that most democrats can't even make logical judgements for themselves on the issues. They are weak minded and easily persuaded by the liberal media, aka brainwashed.

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teapot 06/14/10 - 11:38 am
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Let's get this right. A black

Let's get this right. A black man that no one knew anything about, who had no job, wouldn't tell anyone what his platform was, wouldn't tell where his money came from, wasn't a "practicing" lawyer and doesn't know his "real" name AND HE WON the nomination..... You Go BHO. WHAT, it wasn't BHO? It was some guy named Alvin Greene or Green. at least he knows his "real" name!

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