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Friday, March 11, 2016

Candidate's security is no joke

Someone pushed a Breitbart reporter in a sea of people after Donald Trump left a press conference on Wednesday night,  She said she wanted to ask him a question. She has bruises on her arm.

Since this involves Trump there is outrage -- indignity -- demands for apology -- cries of incivility -- on Twitter and the blogs. Fine. Do your thing. I get that people oppose the nomination of Trump. But remember security is important, for two reasons.

Bobby Kennedy and George Wallace.

Security around a president is serious business. In my lifetime there have been one assassination (Jack Kennedy) and three attempts (two on Jerry Ford, and one on Ronald Reagan).

There also has been the assassination of Bobby Kennedy on June 5, 1968, just after he carried California and secured the Democratic presidential nomination, and the attempt that left George Wallace paralyzed on January 13, 1972, in his campaign for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.

To anyone under 50, these events are history. To the rest of us, they were breaking news.

Hate Trump all you want. I do not care. But there was a reason she was pushed. Likely the man who shoved her did not recognize her as a reporter, but as a person getting too close.

I have no idea what happened. Videos are open to interpretation. Police are investigating. I trust they will come to some conclusion in a few days, weeks, or months.

Reporters -- and bloggers -- have complained about being roped off at Hlllary events and on other occasions. Close crowds are the worst security risk. With the exception of JFK where a trained sniper killed him, the five other assassination attempts were in crowds close to the candidate or president.

If they tell you to back off, guess what?

Back off.


  1. Maybe there is outrage because this only happens at Trump events. Of course, his shouts of Get them out of here; kick em out; I like to punch you in the face; don't let him have his jacket; are you from Mexico; etc. only worsens the mob mentality that people follow him with (think Ferguson). And let's not forget a Trump supporter was quoted as saying - after punching a protester - "next time we see him, we might have to kill him."
    Outrage is the proper response.

    1. This only happens at Trump events because he terrifies the left as well as the GOPe. It's no wonder his security and political teams are getting paranoid about assassination.

    2. Then maybe he should quit provoking his Brown Shirts.

    3. Mr. Godwin, meet Mr. Way2opinionated

    4. way2opiononated: typical weak flailing response. What's the out of 'race cards' to play and now reverting to the Nazi deck of cards.

    5. The "mob mentality" is 100% the responsibility of the mob.

      The way you figure it, someone says "X" hours, days, or weeks beforehand and then it's carte blanche for leftist scum who just have no control over themselves because they heard the magic words.

  2. Does he have Secret Service protection, or just his own?

  3. I'm laughing my ass off. Seriously. Nobody's given a shit as Barack has trampled on the Constitution for seven years with a pornstar media on their knees but now they get worked up about this. There is crazy gas in the air. People have lost their minds.

  4. The Left's problem at this election is that they're more glib than smart.

  5. I would like to thank the Left and in particular for the events in Chicago. Just when you thought Trump's opponents would have him nailed for thugishness due to the Fields incident, the Left and MoveOn have conspired to draw attention to the real thugs of this campaign, thus killing this story as it was starting.

    Well done, my Lefty friends for saving Donald Trump from his friends and supporters. Well done.

    - Mikey NTH