KevinB said:Of course it is an issue - race is still a prominent issue in US. Most black Americans never thought they would live to see the day when one of their own would hold the highest office in the land - and it makes them proud. Why should it not?joey_deacons_lad said:And here is me thinking race wasn't an issue and the black community voted for him en masse because of his policies of change change changeKevinB 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 iseverely damage race relations f he were to be assassinated.DozyBint said:Simply a matter of opinion then: it wouldn't be a tragedy for many people. The Office of President is bigger than any single person, so if he was assassinated by someone who didn't consider him to be their duly elected President or by someone who just wasn't a fan, it'd be business as usual when the Office was assumed by Biden.KevinB said:I would never condone assassination, but we republicans never considered her our 'duly elected PM'.joey_deacons_lad said:Maggie Thatcher was the duly elected Prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland but your lot tried to top her if an Iraqi did for Obama would you justify that in the same terms ?KevinB said:...it would be a tragedy if something were to happen to him.