Feeling the Fear - HeadCount

One thing that has astounded me, (and quite frankly, I sort of feel uncomfortable talking about it) is how much I have heard Barack Obama supporters say how scared for his safety they are. I am big believer in the power of positive thought, and the power of the mind to bring thoughts into reality, and as such, the power of these fears makes me very nervous. On a more sociological end of things, I feel really sad to have the realization that in today's world, when we have these people who are beacons of hope to so many, that we are automatically afraid of the dangers that they inherit through their status and prominence. One can see that this is a product of past experience and the loss of JFK, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and it's almost daunting to realize that the country still has post-traumatic stress disorder over these events, but it seems increasly evident. I think it also speaks to the degree of which we really all do fear one another. If America is supposed to be "the greatest," why can't we break through the fear of eachother... Furthermore, why do so many feel that others are always trying to foil unity? Are they? There are deeper seeded questions that go hand in hand with the fear factors that are painting the campaign these days. Personally, I (mostly) choose not to speak about these things and I try to have confidence that the people surrounding our likely presidential nominee are looking out for his safety as their top priority. But when it is reported that the people in Dallas stopped searching people coming into a rally for Obama, (because most of the supporters, "looked like nice people",) it makes my stomach turn...