***I made a promise to myself that I would stop talking “Action Figure” Alvin Greene but I couldn’t ignore the question that this post is centered around.***
“But bo, what if he wins?” were the words uttered by my friend The Mario Washington during a phone conversation on Monday night. The question was in reference to an improbable victory by Alvin Greene D, South Carolina against incumbent Jim DeMint in Novembers’ South Carolina senate race.
From the outside looking in and to the trained eye a victory by Greene is highly unlikely. (Think, the Vietnamese taking out the French at Dien Bien Phu or Sarah Palin finishing a game of Tetris.) As unlikely and improbable as it would seem, a victory by “Action Figure” Alvin would knock the political world on its arse for a bit. Say for instance that you wake up on the morning of November 3rd of this year and turn on CNN or whatever your preferred national news choice is and you see that upstart Alvin Greene has defeated Jim DeMint to become the most unlikely senator elect ever?
The ripple caused by this “win” could do lasting damage or solidly improve, depending on your stance, American politics on the state and national levels. My main reason for stating this is because a victory by Alvin could open the door for a long line of unqualified candidates to begin running for offices during a time when we need our best and brightest in office. Sure, we’ve had hacks in office before throughout the country but ask yourself is this the time an place for an Alvin Greene or a conservative equivalent who is just as nutty to try to do the impossible? I’m going to have to go with a no here.
If the election of Barack Obama as POTUS change things imagine what Alvin’s presence on Capital Hill could do? That could lead to a Palin or Sharpton presidency, or Dick Cheney walking in daylight..
With all of the outcomes floating around in my head I realize that my response to Mario would be “Bo, I have no idea.”
Vaya con Dios