Running the country isn’t easy, but plenty of people seem to think Barack Obama is ready for it. The question is, will Obama live to accept this responsibility? Every minority that I’ve spoken to has brought up the obvious – do people really think no attempts for Barack’s life will happen?
Well, it’s already started and for whatever reason – strategic or stupid – the media is trying to brush it under the rug. The Guardian.co.uk reported on three men and one woman that have been arrested in Colorado for plotting a possible attempt on Obama’s life during his acceptance speech Thursday night.
“One of the suspects, 32-year-old Nathan Johnson, told the local CBS station in Denver that his associates Tharin Gartrell, 28, and Shawn Robert Adolf, 32, were discussing a plot to kill Obama.
‘He don’t belong in political office. Blacks don’t belong in political office,’ Johnson told the TV station late yesterday. ‘He ought to be shot.’ …Fox News reported that the three arrested male suspects may have ties to white supremacist organisations and the Sons of Silence motorcycle gang.”
Meanwhile, leave to the Associated Press to bring up a good point – why haven’t we heard about this?
“[U.S. Atty. Troy] Eid said the talk didn’t meet the legal standard to file charges for threatening a presidential candidate.
‘The law recognizes a difference between a true threat — that’s one that can be carried out — and the reported racist rants of drug abusers,” Eid said at a news conference.”
I think he’s right. I would think if an attempt on Obama’s life was seriously going to happen, it wouldn’t be as obvious. These guys were probably just blowing off some racist steam. Let’s hope they weren’t a distraction for those with better planning.
Meanwhile, march on, Obama, march on. I know he already thought of this possibility before deciding to run.