If you haven’t heard of Alvin Greene, he’s the out-of-nowhere Democratic candidate for South Carolina Senate. But the 32-year-old political newbie apparently has a master plan to create jobs in America: make and sell Alvin Greene action figures. Yep.
He meant that seriously. Now why didn’t anyone else think of this?
Greene tells the U.K’s Guardian:
“Another thing we can do for jobs is make toys of me, especially for the holidays. Little dolls. Me. Like maybe little action dolls. Me in an army uniform, air force uniform, and me in my suit. They can make toys of me and my vehicle, especially for the holidays and Christmas for the kids. That’s something that would create jobs. So you see I think out of the box like that.”
Greene was thrust into the political scene when, without any formal campaigning, he earned 60 percent of the Democratic primary vote. He’s been ridiculed as a “joke” and the product of faulty voting systems and mistaken name recognition, but he swears he’s serious about his candidacy. But that doesn’t mean he can’t be unintentionally hilarious.
TIME sat down with Greene back in June, and he had some gems back then, as well. “I am the best candidate for the United States Senate in South Carolina,” he told Michael Scherer. “And I am also the best person to be TIME magazine’s Man of the Year.”