Monday, February 25, 2008

Obama's security

I'm sure you have heard quiet conversation among your friends and co-workers about the possibility of an assassination attempt on Barack Obama. Almost everyone I talk to mentions such talk, either because he is the first black candidate to have a real shot at a nomination for president or simply because he is marketing himself as an "agent of change." People just seem to think that something terrible is more likely to happen than not.

Obama's presidential run bears so many similarities to that of Robert Kennedy, it's impossible not to make the connection. So the quiet -- but persistent -- murmuring has given rise to this New York Times article about the speculation and the steps the candidate and those around him have taken to avoid catastrophe.

Forgive me in advance for linking you to the New York Times, but it is the first story I have seen to address this subject.