Thursday, June 14, 2012

Obama Breaths A Sigh Of Relief

Alvin Greene will not be challenging Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination.
“I’m not running for president,” the 2010 Democratic Party nominee for the U.S. Senate from South Carolina said in an interview on WBT radio in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday.

Greene — who garnered national media attention in 2010 for miraculously winning the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate despite doing no campaigning — had reportedly made phone calls asking how much it would cost to run for president shortly after losing the general election to Republican Sen. Jim DeMint in 2010.

Greene told the radio interviewer, Keith Larson, on Thursday that he’s now focused on getting “myself together” in “the private sector first.”

Asked if that means he’s done with politics, Greene responded: “You never know. You never know. I think I’ll just leave that open and we just have to just wait and see.”
He might have managed a competitive challenge, considering that Barack Obama lost more than 40% of the primary vote in West Virginia to a felon serving time in a Texas prison, more than 40% to a Tennessee lawyer who entered the Arkansas primary and more than 40% to "nobody" in Kentucky.
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