Governor Patrick Quinn just may have lost the governor's race with his selected pick of Sheila Simon as his running mate for Lt. Governor. She is at best a novice politician from a well known downstate political family. This is not enough to be the Lt. Governor. Politics has changed. The election has been ignored. The selection has been initiated. The politicians have decided over the voters. Clearly, fairly and without a doubt the 30 year veteran West Side senator should have been Quinn's running mate as Lt. Governor. He placed second in the race according to the voters. When Cohen stepped aside, under most circumstances, Turner should have stepped up.
The concern was with Turner the ticket was too black heavy and would cause the Democrats to loose. Stepped in racial politics. Simon represents "geographical diversity."
Quinn has insulted the Black community and he should be checked for doing so in the November election. Many are saying they will stay home and others are saying they will vote Republican in protest.
Hopefully the Black pulpits will lock Quinn out in the name of "geographical diversity." A strong message needs to be sent to the Democratic Party, which is very simple. Stop taking the Black community for granted.
Quinn and the Democratic State Central Committee has insulted the Black community with their selection. We have moved from elected politics to selected politics. But at the end of the day the voters still have the final say, when they vote.