The debate over the location of the presidential library for Barack Obama isnt likely to end soon.
By Lewis W. Diuguid
The Kansas City Star
If it were in Hawaii, where Obama was born, it would be a first for that state. But Hawaii hardly needs another attraction for tourists.
If Obamas library were in Illinois it would give greater access to African-Americans who would have an interest in studying the nations first black president. The library for President Abraham Lincoln is in Springfield, Ill.
It pulls in tourists from throughout the state and school groups in surrounding states. I went there from St. Louis on a field trip when I was in elementary school.
Obamas presidential library would do well to be in Chicago, where it would be available to people and school groups throughout that area and Milwaukee.