WARNING!! – WARNING!! – WARNING!! – WARNING!! – WARNING!! –
An ugly topic is capturing attention on the Internet: Today the phrase “assassinate Obama” appeared on a list of the top 100 Google search terms.
What I find most disturbing is that at 10:00a.m. PST… There were “only” 2,000 results for the same search on Google… But the number had dramatically increased to over 189,000 by 7:30p.m. PST… All this happened during the media’s breathless run up indicating that Obama was going to win in New Hampshire… What does this say about America?
Secret Service presence has increased for Sen. Barack Obama since his dramatic win in Iowa, amid fears over the safety of the man seeking to become America’s first black president. The Internet is rife with theories that someone may try to assassinate the senator — typing into Google “assassinate Obama” brings up more than 189,000 hits.
Anyone from Islamist terrorists to racist Americans to operatives of Halliburton and Blackwater are speculated about, but other, more nefarious Web sites are for real, according to reports from the Associated Press.
The Illinois senator’s security now rivals that of President Bush, with a dozen Secret Service agents wearing dark suits and earpieces leading bomb-sniffing dogs through event venues, sweeping all equipment brought by journalists and flanking the candidate as he plunges into crowds of supporters. In Fact… Not only has Obama had an unprecedented level of Secret Service protection… He’s had it from far earlier in the campaign than any other candidate.