Thursday, January 25, 2007

Will African-Americans vote for Sen. Obama for President

Check out this video from CBS2Chicago about how Sen. Obama isn't polling well among blacks against his fellow Senator & Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton is leading him as you can see in these two graphics that are derived from the video.

I attempted to address this issue of how Sen. Obama is seen in the black community. I wonder why blacks aren't flocking to him in the polls. Then there's this quote by historian Timuel Black in this piece and it does make sense...
Saying he's not black enough, is an attempt to discredit him among blacks because that may be the base that they want.
Well this is another issue and it does happen and it's unfortunate that it does. As you will see in this video, however, Emil Jones (President of the Illinois Senate) attempted to explain why blacks aren't connecting with Sen. Obama and attempted to play up that Obama's candidacy will do "more for our children and grand-children than those other individuals combined."

Well I don't know about all that. But I do agree with what Sen. Emil Jones also stated in this piece, that it doesn't mean you should be on welfare to represent the black community. So I think I'll just leave it at that.

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