It is a measure of just how poorly that this woman is doing in her bid to beat Chris Christie in the general election that I will get media points from her campaign for spelling her name correctly* and noting that she’s running for Governor of New Jersey. Another measure:
[Barbara Buono] was by then the party’s nominee, and the party needed a new state chair. In New Jersey, the gubernatorial nominee has always been granted the right to pick the chair, no questions asked. But when Buono picked her guy, the party big shots simply refused to accept her choice and forced her to settle on a different candidate. “They didn’t just throw her under the bus,” says Buono’s former campaign aide. “They threw her under the bus and drove over her back and forth, over and over.”
Hell, even the people in my own party who cordially despise Chris Christie aren’t talking about Buono. That’s how bad off she is.
*I am, in fact, a cruel man and a bit of a jerk when it comes to Democratic candidates and politicians. But I’m not a bully. Well, OK, I am a bully to trolls. But only to them! And they deserve it, anyway!
Admittedly, we were hoping for more than 37%, but every little bit helps.
[Alvin] Greene, an African-American, captures 63% of the black vote. Eighty percent (80%) of whites favor [Senator Jim] DeMint.
I’m not going to be cruel and quote the total poll results. Suffice it to say that I wish that Greene had actually done something to deserve the public humiliation that is coming for him. The poor SOB just wanted to try out American democracy for himself, and he’s not going to get anything out of it…
PS: OTOH, Nikki Haley is easily crushing Vince Shaheen in SC-GOV, and I’m sure that Shaheen has done something to deserve that.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) The Huffington Post is highly upset (but hiding it fairly well) that Sen John Cornyn of the NRSC is happily using the awkwardness that is the Alvin Greene candidacy for pushback against the Left’s peculiar notion that the Democratic party is somehow the mainstream one of the two in American politics. Normally, I wouldn’t care overmuch for how much this upsets the HuffPo; but it’s funny to see a website so discombobulated that it can’t even keep track of its own argument. To wit:
And yet, the unemployed veteran — who never did any formal campaigning — has been the most covered candidate of any running for office this cycle.
And to the extent that voters are not aware of how odd both he and his campaign truly are, the impression can be left that it is a high-profile Democrat (not some mysterious eccentric) whose skeletons are being dragged out of the closet.
Bolding mine, in both places. It’s one or the other, HuffPo. You can’t complain about Alvin Greene being the subject of massive media attention and then pretend that the voters aren’t then going to be aware of the… unique nature… of who Sen Cornyn’s talking about. OK, fine, you can, but it just won’t work.
Unfair? Since when did the Huffington Post care about fairness? As I like to say: Karma. It’s what’s for dinner.
…if the Democrats want to keep the R from the seat. If Meek gets the nomination, Marco Rubio wins; if Greene gets it, Crist picks up enough votes to make the race competitive. And, of course, if Crist wins he’ll then finish the project of becoming a Democrat. That was Arlen Specter’s mistake, you see: openly turning your coat will strike too many people as being too raw. Better by far to lie until after the election, and not give them the chance to complain for six years.
The latest numbers from Rasmussen support this:
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Rubio with 38% of the vote and Crist at 33% if Congressman Kendrick Meek is the nominee. Meek earns 21%. Only one percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
If billionaire Jeff Greene is the Democratic candidate, Crist gets 37% support to Rubio’s 36%, with Greene trailing at 20%. two percent (2%) like another candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
Continue reading Rasmussen: Meek must be sunk…
Seriously, what is Rep. Clyburn’s problem?
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (S.C.) theorized that an operative ran unemployed Army veteran Alvin Greene’s (D) South Carolina Senate campaign to create a “mess.”
The Hill touches on the major objections to this… well, ‘theory’ and ‘hypothesis’ both seem to give this more credit than it deserves: perhaps ‘allegation?’ Whatever one wishes to call it, it seems to assume that there would be some point for putting Candidate A in the designated ‘crushed by DeMint in November’ slot, rather than Candidate B. At this point in South Carolina politics, the various Federal and state executive seats are all pretty much foregone conclusions: John Spratt (D) is the most at-risk incumbent, while the Democrats are not expected to flip any seats in this hostile election atmosphere. So it’s a good question to ask why anybody would bother risking a scandal just to make sure that the rubble bounced farther.
Or am I over-analyzing this? Is it just that, after 70 years of being carefully taught to do so, Rep. Clyburn’s simply comfortable with the idea that all Bad Things that happen are the result of sinister, hidden forces?
You know, South Carolinian political shenanigans are ever so much more fun when they’re not aimed at anybody on your side:
South Carolina’s surprise Democratic nominee to challenge U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint is facing a pending felony charge.
Court records show 32-year-old Alvin Greene was arrested in November and charged with showing obscene Internet photos to a University of South Carolina student. The felony charge carries up to five years in prison.
No, I don’t know why anybody would bother further ensuring DeMint’s re-election: this goes far beyond ‘belt-and-suspenders’ and well into ‘plate armor’ territory. But, seriously: where did this guy come from, where did he get the money to run… and why has all of this been done for this race? Is this some form of bizarre political performance art? Continue reading Alvin Greene (D CAND, SC-SEN) up on felony charge.