N_E_W_B_I_E saidAfter alot of thinking i have decided that i wasn't going to vote for Ohbama for president this year. True it would be a great mark in history, but the society we live in today is not ready for him.
if Ohbama wins the election (prolly not) how do you figure american society react?
Trying to merge the post with the thread title, and translating to make sure I understand what you're asking: are you saying you're not going to vote for Obama cause you think if he's elected he will be assassinated?
If that's not the case, just ignore all the following, and perhaps restate your post?
But if I DID translate correctly, can you explain why you might be a better judge of that possibility than he, his wife, and the army of Secret Service people advising him? Studies of Secret Service processes/techniques/skills in 2009 versus 1963 that show similar risks today? New psychographic data the campaign isn't privy to?
What do you think Senator Obama would say to you if you told him you're not voting for him cause you don't want him shot? "Thanks for caring?"
Are you just not going to vote, or write in some no-name candidate? Then that action will have very little effect on his being elected or not. Or are you going to vote for McCain, so that you actually act to prevent him from taking office?
I don't understand how your assessment of his probability of winning ("prolly not") jives with your intention of not voting for him. If you think he's not going to win, then why do you think you need to withhold your vote to save his life?
If your vote really was the deciding factor in the election, would you still trade 4 more years of Republican rule, an even more conservative Supreme court, and a President who is still "learning to go online" because you're afraid Obama might be shot?
As someone who was just coming of age in politics when my candidate was shot (RFK), I'm obviously having a problem trying to find the logic in your decision.