- Sen. Barack Obama described the one time that he met the DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones, while visiting Cobb County, Georgia yesterday.
Due to term limits, Vernon Jones will leave the CEO job at the end of the year and is currently running as a conservative Democrat for the US Senate. He has admitted to voting for President George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004.
The flyer above appears to be a photo of Jones standing next to Obama in front of a campaign crowd. The photo was a digital compilation of two or more images. Jones said he wasn't trying to mislead anyone with the mailer, but his opponents accused him of implying he is being endorsed by Obama, an idea quickly dismissed by Obama's campaign.
After Obama's speech, Jones is quoted as saying, "For Sen. Obama to win Georgia, he will need conservative Democrats like myself."
Read the entire AJC article about Obama's visit to Georgia and Jones's shameful campaign mailer here and here.
plez sez: i'm not shocked! because i've met vernon jones. i am ashamed, because i know vernon jones! he obviously plans to ride BARACK OBAMA's jock to washington, but this is a sleazy way of doing it. if jones is a two-time george w. bush supporter, there's no way that he can say with a straight face that he is an Obama supporter (he didn't even come out to endorse Obama until after he had enough votes to win the nomination).
i live in dekalb county and i received one of those mailers over the weekend. it is obvious that the picture is doctored (and it isn't done very well, either). i'm afraid that i cannot support a "say anything, do anything to get elected" politician, even if he is my frat brother!
i never thought i would be writing this about vernon jones, but plezWorld hopes he doesn't get the nod as the Democratic nominee during the july 15 primary - pretty wishful thinking since most Black folk in georgia will undoubtedly vote for jones (since the other four Democratic nominees are white).
if jones is the nominee, he will drag Obama down with him in georgia in november.