Obama Worries about Being Assasinated
by Vox Populi, Sun Jan 21, 2007 at 11:26:00 AM EST
Michelle and Barrack Obama have a sincere fear that he will be assasinated.
Sen. Barack Obama is concerned about his personal security --telling the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board Thursday that he and his wife fear there is a potential for violence -- even if he does not run for president. "Being shot, obviously, that is the least-attractive option," Obama said.
In the interview, he suggests he would need a formidable private security apparatus around him (you don't get Secret Service until you have the nomination locked up), which he is concerned will make him more unapproachable.
Hillary Clinton, too, has a constant security presence as a result of being a former First Lady and high profile senator. She already has a reputation as being cold and distant, so the security bubble and lack of access to her won't damage her much.
How will this impact Obama's campaign?