The political unknown who stunned South Carolina and the nation by winning the state’s Democratic Senate primary produced headlines again on Sunday.
Alvin Greene made what’s believed to be his first campaign appearance — ever — speaking to an audience in his hometown of Manning, South Carolina. Greene attracted an audience of about 300 people and national media eager to hear what he had to say.
As far as anyone knows, Greene did not make any speeches during the primary campaign. And, except for a few interviews, the unemployed Army veteran, has had little to say since his surprise win last month.
Greene, who faces veteran Republican Jim DeMint in the Nov. 2 mid-term elections, may be a political novice but his debut speech hit all the right campaign notes.
He talked about the need for jobs and the need to improve education, referred to the Republican incumbent as “my opponent,” and declared himself the best man for the job.