Updated: 8:10 AM ET June 29, 2010
The Strange Case Of Alvin Greene
By Roger Stone
No, I had nothing to do with the surprise victory of seemingly indigent Alvin Greene in the South Carolina Democratic primary. Whoever did foster Greene's candidacy - if anyone at all - knew what they were doing. Greene's win is really not that hard to explain. In the late 1970's a Republican consultant and I examined a series of races on Long Island when two candidates who were complete unknowns and who had no campaign resources to raise their profile. In 90% of the races the candidate who's name began with A won. We called this phenomena "Aardvarking" and urged GOP leaders to recruit candidates for lower office who's names started with the first letter of the alphabet. Why does Adam Alberts beat Ricky Jones 90% of the time? Who knows.
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