Alvin Greene has decided to make a bid for President in 2012. He related to a local radio show, that he is upset with the Democratic party’s lack of support for his Senate Bid against Senator Jim DeMint and will run as a Republican. This comes after the GOP and Tea Party got behind and African-American Candidate in SC, Tim Scott. Scott was able to beat the grand son for Strom Thurmond in the Primaries and easily beat the Democrat candidate in the Midterm. Greene figures he should get better support from the GOP.
Mr. Greene, a little help here, you would get support if you had GOP Values.
Here is an article from the Free Times in Columbia. In this article he didn’t mention he would run as a Republican. Politisite’s staff is running down the announcement video/audio and will post it to this article soon.
It didn’t take long after Alvin Greene lost his U.S. Senate bid to Jim DeMint of South Carolina for the trial balloon of a possible Greene presidential run to create balloon-boy-style headlines throughout the national media.
Alvin Greene is back on the scene.
According to the unemployed former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, who took in about 365,000 votes in the Nov. 2 elections, the media are not overblowing this new possible presidential story line.
“I’m seriously considering it,” Greene told Free Times Nov. 10, from his home in Manning, adding that he’s looking specifically at 2012.
“I don’t know which party I’ll run in as a candidate,” he said. “I’m thinking about that.”
Just a few days later, Greene was much more emphatic about his intentions. At the Richland County Courthouse on Nov. 16 for a hearing related to an obscenity charge against him, Greene urged Free Times to cover his presidential run.
“I’m the next president,” Greene said, while sitting on a bench. “I’ll be 35 … just before November, so I was born to be president. I’m the man. I’m the man. I’m the man. Greene’s the man. I’m the man. I’m the greatest person ever. I was born to be president. I’m the man, I’m the greatest individual ever.”
The possibility that Greene was mulling a presidential bid first appeared in a Nov. 9 Politico story and left Democrats across the Palmetto State shaking their heads.
“I am at a loss for words to describe this new development,” wrote S.C. Senate Democratic Caucus director Phil Bailey in a text message after the Politico story broke.
Greene’s recent revelation, however, was news to one of his top advisers.
“Was he kidding you?” asked Donna Warren, president of The Warren Group, a Los Angeles-based consulting firm that handled Greene’s U.S. Senate run. “Oh, wow, he didn’t tell us about that.”
Warren tells Free Times her firm is not representing Greene’s presidential exploration. Instead, she is encouraging him to run for Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn’s seat. Greene would have to move out of his father’s home in Manning and into the 6th District to do that.
The South Carolina Democratic Party — and Clyburn — shunned Greene, ostensibly because of a pending obscenity charge he faced while a candidate. Following a Nov. 16 plea hearing, solicitor Andrew Rogers said a new date would be set for after the holidays because Greene’s attorney had not shown up to court.
Greene is also the subject of a much anticipated documentary Who is Alvin Greene? that will be released in the coming months by California filmmakers Leslie Beaumont and David Garrett.
He’s hoping the film keeps his name in the spotlight as he considers his options.
Greene told Politico that he called the South Carolina Democratic Party and asked about the presidential filing fee, and a party official confirmed an anonymous man did call with similar questions.
For his part, Greene didn’t want to talk about his relationship with the Democratic Party with Free Times.