KevinB said:DozyBint said:KevinB said:I believe you are wrong there. The office is bigger than any person, yes, but he or she who holds it can also be a symbol. In this case, it would severely damage race relations if he were to be assassinated.
Exactly - a symbol of what, however, is purely subjective. As for race relations, if he were to be assassinated, it's rather an assumption that reason would be linked to his race - his policies will probably bring him more enemies than the colour of his skin.
I worked on his campaign - for example - gave out flyers, went door to door, did phone bank calls etc. I can tell you that, sadly, many Americans are still very racist.
I wonder if he knows that someone with links to terrorism worked on his campaign.