Sunday, May 25, 2008

Obama's Secret Service Protection

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., arrives at a rally in Sunrise, Fla., Friday, May 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Two photo essays profiling Barack Obama's secret service detail.

Based on a review of AP photos from December 2007 to January 6, 2008, no other presidential candidate is being protected as carefully as Obama. The Secret Service is clearly worried, and may have information on threats...

In this photo series, up to 11 Secret Service agents guard Obama, facing crowds, hands usually held waist-to-chest-high, coats open, never smiling. Any hands laid on Obama are quickly removed. Agents close at hand are supplemented with others in the crowd and snipers overlooking...
It seems that Obama resisted the protection but it doesn't take much imagination to realize the danger he could be in. There's probably a hundred guys within a five mile radius of me that would pull the trigger if they could get close enough. (Note to Secret Service: this is wild speculation on my part. Remember, I live in Georgia.)

Obama Protection

Obama Protection 2

Hillary Clinton Protection

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