Democrat Alvin Greene, the come-from-nowhere South Carolina U.S. Senate candidate, is sticking by his suggestion that a way to boost job creation would be to have the unemployed "make toys" of him -- "like maybe little action dolls."
Greene elaborated on his economic plan in an interview Monday with Keith Larson on Charlotte-based radio station WBT and signaled his belief that Alvin Greene-themed action figures would fly off the shelves.
The Senate hopeful cited the "Tickle Me Elmo" craze that once swept through the country as a case-in-point. Greene noted that people used to "bum rush the stores" to get their hands on the popular Sesame Street-inspired toy.
Greene asserted in an interview with CNN last week that the reaction to his jobs plan "has been good."
"I am a true American hero and if any of the toy companies want to put something like that forward that would be good," he said. "Just a good positive thing for the kids."
Despite Greene's unlikely win in South Carolina's Democratic primary last month, the Senate hopeful's self-esteem still appears to remain firmly intact. Greene told the New York Times in a recent interview that he's been contacted by big names in the entertainment and media world who are interested in his candidacy. If a biopic were ever to made of his story, the Senate hopeful expressed his hope that his character would be played by Hollywood A-lister Denzel Washington.