Early election results indicate the Democrats have remained control of the US House of Representatives and the Senate race is down to two states, Virginia and Montana. A key Senatorial race was that of Harold Ford, Jr. in Tenessee. I believe he lost by 1 or 2 percent at the time of his concession. What this means is still not a single Black Senator to the US Senate since the Reconstruction era. I can not help but wonder what the turnout of Black voters was in Tennessee and also in the state of Virginia. There are several key races that will be decied by similar margins such as the election in Missouri. Also, in Texas, the incumbant Rick Perry was re-elected to governor with only 38% of the vote. Two independent candidates recieved a combined 28% which means Perry hardly recieved a mandate from Texas voters. If this country is not ready for a single Black US Senator, how can anyone seriously think that Barack Omama or any other African-American is ready for a Presidential bid? America is close to reversing a republican face but not nearly ready to consider itself a true democracy. This goes to show that a handful more of optimistic Black voters can truly make a difference with more participation in the electoral process. Unfortunately, we are close, but not yet ready to assume this responsibility.