Los acontecimientos van a una velocidad vertiginosa. Apenas tratamos de digerir un tema, y en el escenario ya están otros. Tengo pendientes algunos comentarios sobre el material que han colocado xsibaja y sombraespía. Pero no quise dejar de compartir este texto que apareció en The New York Times, cuando parecería lejana aquella década de los 60’s, con los atentados contra los Kennedy y contra Martin Luther King: “In Painful Past, Hushed Worry About Obama”
In Painful Past, Hushed Worry About Obama
The New York Times, By JEFF ZELENY
February 25 , 2008
DALLAS — There is a hushed worry on the minds of many supporters of Senator Barack Obama, echoing in conversations from state to state, rally to rally: Will he be safe? 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.
“I’ve got the best protection in the world,” Mr. Obama, of Illinois, said in an interview, reprising a line he tells supporters who raise the issue with him. “So stop worrying.” Yet worry they do, with the spring of 1968 seared into their memories, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated in a span of two months (…)