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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 11:17 AM
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8. elehhhhna, I was face-to-face with Obama's secret service detail later that day...
At a different event. When Obama is at a planned event (i.e. when somebody could plan ahead to harm him and bring the required tools), they are on point. None of that seemingly lax attitude that the Italian Market video seems to show.

Just to make you feel better. To get into the event we had to go through metal detectors and have all of our possessions and electronics checked. All of this was done under the watchful eye of the Secret Service. They were constantly observing the crowd. And when Obama was shaking hands with people, he was very well protected. I'm not going to tell you the technique they used, but I will tell you that watching them protect him was the only point during the event that I teared up. A bit out of sadness and fear that such protection is required, but mostly gratitude for the job they were doing.
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