As the news of Sen. Jim DeMint’s retirement sets in, political junkies are speculating as to who might succeed him. Tim Scott? Mick Mulvaney? Trey Gowdy? Could be. But what about potential Democratic challengers for the seat in the 2014 special election? Only one Democrat’s name is on everyone’s lips today: Alvin Greene.

Greene, if you’ll recall, is the rather shady but colorful character who, defying all logic, wound up on the Democratic Senate ticket against DeMint in 2010. For those still a bit fuzzy on the guy:

Surprising to no one, Greene was soundly throttled in the face-off. But perhaps 2014 will be his shot at redemption:

https://twitter.com/harej/status/276732846582923264

This South Carolina reporter attempted to contact Greene, to no avail:

But Greene might just be busy:

Weary citizens aren’t convinced that Greene’s what the doctor ordered:

https://twitter.com/petereit/status/276730291400347649

Heh. Meanwhile, Twitterers are buzzing over an account purportedly belonging to Greene:

https://twitter.com/greeneforsenate/status/266293255451336704

https://twitter.com/greeneforsenate/status/266305564466884609

https://twitter.com/greeneforsenate/status/276764701168369665

https://twitter.com/greeneforsenate/status/276764733581959169

https://twitter.com/greeneforsenate/status/276764862175121408

https://twitter.com/greeneforsenate/status/276764878654562304

https://twitter.com/greeneforsenate/status/276771130600218624

https://twitter.com/greeneforsenate/status/276771688279056384

Is it really Greene, or merely a depraved impostor/genius?

This suggests the account is a parody. Then again

In any event, one thing’s indisputable:

  • conservativechick

    I still want to know where he really got the money to run the first time!

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    Well, a Daily Caller reporter RT’d that Greene account earlier, so IDK.

    • detroit19

      Sheeple are born every day, much to the chagrin of the non-idiot population, To paraphrase George Hull (NO, it was not P. T. Barnum who said it): ‘There’s a sucker born every minute’ and I cannot think of a better word to describe the current electorate except, perhaps, dumb a$$e$.

  • EOD

    Alvin Greene should be the new face of the Democrat Party.

    Alvin Greene embodies just about everything Democrats claim to care about and fight for.

    #GoGreenGreene

  • EOD

    Alvin Greene should be the new face of the Democrat Party.

    Alvin Greene embodies just about everything Democrats claim to care about and fight for.

    #GoGreenGreene

  • Peyton

    How did he get picked for the primary? And why was he not brought up when the Dems were lampooning Akin?

    • detroit19

      Easy answer? He’s black. Yes, I know I’m racist, but, been there, done that; born and raised in Detroit, with the likes of Coleman ‘Kruggerand’ Young, Dennis ‘not black enough’ Archer and Kwame ‘Prime Minister of Cool’ (according to Canadian citizen/governor of MI, ‘Jenny from the Block’ Granholm). Kilpatrick, currently on trial re: federal racketeering charges while he’s on probation for pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in a case tied to his cover-up of an extramarital affair with his chief of staff, but it’s cool. Detroit got this, all the way down the black hole of entitlement-they are the poster child, after all.

  • Peyton

    How did he get picked for the primary? And why was he not brought up when the Dems were lampooning Akin?

  • detroit19

    Yeah, okay…most of us are not THAT uneducated.

  • TomJB

    “go eat a ham” ?? LOL!!! I’m stealing that one!

  • http://twitter.com/commonsenseobse commonsenseobserver

    Jim DeMint caused the recession.
    LOL.

  • http://twitter.com/commonsenseobse commonsenseobserver

    Jim DeMint caused the recession.
    LOL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    Alvin Greene for president! He’s a heck of a lot smarter than the current president.