Skip to comments.Excitement for Obama mixed with safety fears
Posted on 02/23/2008 5:05:24 PM PST by Condor 63
NEW YORK - For many black Americans, it's a conversation they find hard to avoid, revisiting old fears in the light of bright new hopes.
They watch with wonder as Barack Obama moves ever closer to becoming America's first black president. And they ask themselves, their family, their friends: Is he at risk? Will he be safe?
There is, of course, no sure answer. But interviews with blacks across the country, prominent and otherwise, suggest that lingering worries are outweighed by enthusiasm and determination.
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The only one at risk in this mix is the American people.
“Haunted by history:
For many older blacks, the barometer for gauging hopes and fears is the 1968 assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.”
Bobby Kennedy was assassinated the same year. Since then, all assassination attempts have been on white Republicans. Why is nobody concerned for the white folks?
The fact that Jesse and Al still suck good air proves Obama is in no more danger than anyone else.
He (or she) need not fear the Curse of Tippecanoe at least.
Well, Nobody forced Stanley’s little boy to play messiah. Risk comes with the territory for any publicity hound.
Barry the cokehead will be dealt with via the political process.
Actually recent history tells us, he has more to fear from Black on Black violence then any other segment of the population.
President Bush is hated the world over and so far he has survived. Obama as president will never be as hated as President Bush so hopefully he too, will survive.
It occurs to me that if there was a concern that somebody was going to try to kill a white presidential candidate and the media chose to just interview a bunch of white folks to see how they felt about it there would be some sort of scandal here.
Ms. Obambi worries that Hussein Obambi could get killed fueing up at a gas station. If so, odds are it would be black on black. (Or is that black on halfrican American?)
Black on black crime at the highest level? Don’t think so.
I don't get it. Obama is half white, half black. So why is he called black?? Sheesh, he's whiter than me, and I'm from Norway!!!
Statistically he is a high AIDS risk.
He only has cause to fear for his life if Hillery! would be his VP.
He is a Halfrican-American
Reading the title, I thought it meant safety fears for themselves, which would make total sense.
They may not like him or vote for him, but why make the effort to kill him? If there is an assasination attempt on his life as president, I guess it will either come from an Obama cult member, (in the shades of John Lennon), or a muslim.
Frankly, I worry about this, too. Especially, if the rioting and looting in New Orleans after Katrina is an indication of what would follow.
Oh this is vile. Vile and insipid, pandering to things recent generations have not known. At all.
Next the Maine will sink and we’ll go to war with Spain.
It might originate with someone or someones who need to make certain the democrat party does not shatter. Or that the old guard democrtats stay in power.
For sheer hatred of our president, I'm not sure Al-Quaeda can match the Democrats. And the campuses and big cities are crawling with them.
bump for truth.
Liberals are hyperventilating again. This is an attempt to sub-conciously tie him to icons in the past.
Note the LACK of concerns for:
- taxpayers hit by his higher taxes
- military units affected by his open gays in the military policy
- Iraqi people who will get hammered by premature withdrawal, and American credibiltiy hammered as well, in a war that we are on our way to winning decisively now
Instead a contentless groundless non-news item.
Obama is about as much in danger as Huckabee or Alan Keyes.
Agenda-driven journalism strikes again.