Shock! Alabama Viral Video Candidates Didn't Fare Well at the Polls
Moore, whose video attacked rival candidate Bradley Byrne by questioning his views on the Bible and evolution, garnered only 14-percent of the Republican vote. Peterson, best known for a spaghetti-western influenced spot featuring him on a horse with a rifle rattling off the many "hats" he's worn, finished third in his primary. Phillip's harsh words brutally juxtaposed his Navy days with President Barack Obama's political career and garnered him a solid last place in his race. However, there is hope for one viral video candidate. Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim "It makes sense to me" James, famous for a melodramatic video that contended Alabama's driver license test should only be offered in English, could be set for a runoff in July pending a recount of Tuesday's votes.
While we laughed along with the rest of the nation, we native Alabamians are also breathing a sigh of relief that these guys (barring James getting enough votes in a recount) won't be serving the public for the next few years. Our state has been the butt of enough jokes without a group like this running the show. Luckily, the Web has a quick turnover, so Moore, Peterson, Phillip and James will soon be forgotten and replaced with a fresh crop of viral stars. [From: Gawker]