>Fearful of Obama’s safety?

>According to this New York Times’ article, some voters have expressed fear of Sen. Barack Obama’s safety if he’s elected.

In Colorado, two sisters say they pray daily for his safety. In New Mexico, a daughter says she persuaded her mother to still vote for Mr. Obama, even though the mother feared that winning would put him in danger. And at a rally here, a woman expressed worries that a message of hope and change, in addition to his race, made him more vulnerable to violence.

Sen. Obama, according to the article, has repeatedly reassured supporters that he’s got “the best protection in the world.”

“It’s not something that I’m spending time thinking about day to day,” said Mr. Obama, who has been given the Secret Service nickname Renegade, a way for agents to quickly identify him. “I made a decision to get into this race. I think anybody who decides to run for president recognizes that there are some risks involved, just like there are risks in anything.”

I can understand why supporters are fearful for him. Hell, I’m even a little anxious. There are some vindictive crazies out there who believe a win for Obama would mean a loss for “them.”

Do you share the same “fear” (whether conscious or subconscious) for Sen. Obama’s safety? Do you think his supporters have a valid concern? After all, according to pundits, his candidacy is proving to be a turning point in America. So, why should Obama supporters be worried?