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    OT: So It Begins: Obama Threatened, Placed Under Secret Service Protection

    just got it on a CNN alert. you knew it was going to happen sooner or later. there are some hatin' wackos out there.

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    I like him, but if he or Clinton win we'll have another repub pres.

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    Sure would like to hear more about this. You mean he's the only candidate on either side that's gotten threats?

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    he wasnt threatened..there wasnt any evidence of a threat. they just put him under suvellience early....and if he was it was prolly the kid who he took his MySpace page from.

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    [B]Secret Service spokesman Eric Zahren said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff authorized Obama's protection after consultations with the congressional advisory committee.

    Zahren would not provide details of what led to the extra security, but said, "I'm not aware it was based on any threat."[/B]

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    I thought all the candidates had secret service protection?

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    [QUOTE=parkwayjet1]Sure would like to hear more about this. You mean he's the only candidate on either side that's gotten threats?[/QUOTE]

    No, but he's the only candidate who can use such possible threats to engender general sympathy, and hence gain votes.

    All candidates get threats, and 99.999% of the time, it just isn't news....unless the candidate makes it news.

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    [QUOTE=pauliec]I thought all the candidates had secret service protection?[/QUOTE]
    not until they are nominated by there party or otherwise.

    [B]Obama's rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, has a Secret Service detail that is provided to all former first ladies.

    In the last election, Democratic candidates John Kerry and John Edwards received their protection in February 2004 as they were competing for the party's nomination. Obama's detail comes nine months before the first votes are cast.[/B]

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    [QUOTE=Warfish]No, but he's the only candidate who can use such possible threats to engender general sympathy, and hence gain votes.

    All candidates get threats, and 99.999% of the time, it just isn't news....unless the candidate makes it news.[/QUOTE]
    Its news because he's black and has a really good chance of being the nations first black president. i'm sorry but someone had to say it, but i wouldnt be surprised to that being the reason he was placed under protection.....

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    [QUOTE=PMCRW]not until they are nominated by there party or otherwise.

    [B]Obama's rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, has a Secret Service detail that is provided to all former first ladies.

    In the last election, Democratic candidates John Kerry and John Edwards received their protection in February 2004 as they were competing for the party's nomination. Obama's detail comes nine months before the first votes are cast.[/B][/QUOTE]


    ahh, gotcha

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    [QUOTE=PMCRW]Its news because he's black and has a really good chance of being the nations first black president. i'm sorry but someone had to say it, but i wouldnt be surprised to that being the reason he was placed under protection.....[/QUOTE]

    Someone had to say it, eh? Wonder when somewill will say "Playing the Race Card" too......

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    damn, sorry if this was bad or misinformation. it came to me via a "CNN Breaking News" alert, which is usually very factual (I know they have their political leanings, but they usually stay out of their alerts). FWIW, here's the text, verbatim:

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    [QUOTE=Warfish]No, but he's the only candidate who can use such possible threats to engender general sympathy, and hence gain votes.

    All candidates get threats, and 99.999% of the time, it just isn't news....unless the candidate makes it news.[/QUOTE]
    never mind :yes:
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    [QUOTE=PMCRW]Its news because he's black and has a really good chance of being the nations first black president. i'm sorry but someone had to say it, but i wouldnt be surprised to that being the reason he was placed under protection.....[/QUOTE]

    Ready for this one... The republicans know he could beat them in the election, and want to eliminate any threat of losing to a Black man, so they set this thing up, and he gets protection, BUT, it's not REALLY protection, Its a setup for him to get whacked...stay tuned.... Bushy's are like this...
    O yea, Bushy, you know him, the self proclaimed Commander GUY.... What an IDIOT! The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, call's himself, " The Commander Guy... What an embarrassment.

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    Maybe Obamma had a dream about Vince Foster--

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    [QUOTE=paulyjet]Ready for this one... The republicans know he could beat them in the election, and want to eliminate any threat of losing to a Black man, so they set this thing up, and he gets protection, BUT, it's not REALLY protection, Its a setup for him to get whacked...stay tuned.... Bushy's are like this...
    O yea, Bushy, you know him, the self proclaimed Commander GUY.... What an IDIOT! The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, call's himself, " The Commander Guy... What an embarrassment.[/QUOTE]


    sounds like a page from the clintonistas.....

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    [QUOTE=paulyjet]Its a setup for him to get whacked...stay tuned.... Bushy's are like this....[/QUOTE]


    Bush Sr. worked for the CIA in 1963.

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    [QUOTE=paulyjet]Ready for this one... The republicans know he could beat them in the election, and want to eliminate any threat of losing to a Black man, so they set this thing up, and he gets protection, BUT, it's not REALLY protection, Its a setup for him to get whacked...stay tuned.... [/QUOTE]

    IMO, Obamma would be easier to beat than sHrillary, so why would the 'pubs "whack" him? If I were him, I'd be more concerned about the clintonistas than the 'pubs!

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