Sunday, December 07, 2008

Emil Jones- Front Runner to Fill Obama's Seat

It seems t Emil Jones has become the front runner to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the United States Senate, according to FOX News. Jones,((why they making an issue that he is black escapes me) would be the second African American to be a member of Senate.

I personally think the people in Ilinois would want a "qualified" person to represent their state, be it black, white, woman or man. Isn't that what we are getting away from with Obama's election? The fact that we have made such a phenomenal achievement by appointing a black man to the highest office ever is wonderful, but it doesn't take away the stain this nation has regarding race relations (which still exist).

Bobby Rush, D-Ill, called on Gov. Rod Blagojevich to name a black man or woman to the seat. Rush said it would be a "national disgrace" if Obama's seat were not filled by an African American.

source: foxnews

1 comment:

Regina said...

Wow, I know that Jesse Jackson Jr. also wants that spot! I had no clue someone else was being considered a front runner for it!