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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:49 PM
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Do the candidates have Secret Service Details yet?
Those hecklers on Clark, particularly the one that got all the way to the podium, made me really think about all of their safety.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:52 PM
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1. I am pretty sure the answer is no.
I don't think the nominee even gets that. It starts at the president-elect level.
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Edwards4President Donating Member (339 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:58 PM
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6. The major candidates will get SS protection in the next few weeks
n/t
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 10:03 PM
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11. Major candidates began getting SS protection
after Robert Kennedy was killed. Prior to that it wasn't given until there was a president-elect.
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SadEagle Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:53 PM
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2. Yes, I am concerned, too.
A couple weeks ago there were a few LaRouchies that acted threateningly at a Dean event, and even broke Al Franken's glasses, when he had to assist Dean's security guards in moving them out.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:54 PM
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3. DK has no SS
Edited on Sat Feb-07-04 09:56 PM by WilliamPitt
So I assum the others don't yet, either. DK has private security.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 10:00 PM
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9. Will tell DK if ya see him to keep it up
That guy is my frigging hero :).
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:55 PM
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4. clark had private security in NH
my guess is that most of them have some form of protection. but yeah, it is scary how close you can get to them.
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arewethereyet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:55 PM
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5. last I heard, no from about a week ago
could have changed by now
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Bronco69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:59 PM
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7. I think the candidate does get SS protection
after he is nominated, but not during the primaries.
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DebJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 09:59 PM
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8. my understanding is only the final nominee get SS protection n/t
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Edwards4President Donating Member (339 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 10:01 PM
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10. No - the major candidates get protection after the first few primaries
The eventual nominee gets stepped-up protection, including coverage of their families.
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 10:06 PM
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12. I am scared for them sometimes
I've seen pretty mad hecklers get close to Kerry, Dean and now Clark. I hope they have good security to keep them safe.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 10:45 PM
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13. Why didn't someone drop the guy?
If I was at a rally and someone started that shit I'd be on em before security. I would never let some yahoo walk right up to the General.
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Edwards4President Donating Member (339 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 10:49 PM
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14. Oh, yeah. That would have gone over really well . . .
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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 10:52 PM
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15. Yeah, Clark supporters going WWF on hecklers
The media would LOVE that. I did notice that a Larouche guy stried to get behind Edwards and someone ripped up his sign and pushed him out of the way. But you would have had to pay REALLY close attention to notice it.
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arewethereyet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-04 10:54 PM
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16. this is Virginia, we have no need for that
Clark was in no danger. Besides, he's an Army guy, can't he take care of himself ?
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