Today one would be president seemed to make a veiled threat against another contender for the Whitehouse. A nasty Democratic Primary campaign reached new levels when Mrs. Clinton suggested she should stay in the race like Robert Kennedy’s opponents did in 1968.
Mrs. Clinton’s remark makes the old time theater saying, “Break a leg” pale by comparison. Is this going to be a self-fulfilling prophecy?
On this blog I made a similar prediction because of the grim statistics that American presidents have more than a 10% chance of being assassinated while in office. I also pointed out that perhaps such an event is due because nearly 50 years has elapsed since Oswald killed JFK. Of course there were two attempts on Gerald Ford, one nearly killed Reagan. Then there were the candidate attacks, one crippling George Wallace and the killing of Robert Kennedy
Being a president or candidate is definitely dangerous despite the best efforts of the Secret Service. .
I think that a Black man with a 20 year ties to a racist like Reverend Jeremiah Wright, with few qualifications aside from his race and close ties to Chicago’s mob run city administration would make him a choice target for such extreme action.
In a country of nearly 300,000,000 people with a large percentage of them under the influence of drugs, legal and otherwise many more Oswald types must be lurking somewhere.