I’m afraid I have no arguments that you are overreacting or that is remotely a minor threat.
Because Obama is black, because there have been accusations that he is islamic, because of any combination of a hundred things, my gut feeling is that the threat level against him is at least an order of magnitude greater than it ever was against Bush.
That means that for every person that ever talked about killing Bush there will be ten talking about Obama. For every one that started drawing up plans for Bush, there will be ten for Obama. For every plot against Bush that the Secret Service foiled against Bush, there will be ten for Obama. How many attempts were interdicted? Only the Secret Service knows and they’re not telling.
There have been concerns voiced in the threads in GD and the Pit about the foiled attempt against Obama.
Before inauguration? I’m going to say no. Too little time for planning and implementation. And the SS will be at their most alert. I’d say within the first year while the righteous indignation is at it’s highest.
Am I being alarmist? Maybe, but if I am it’s not by much. I won’t be surprised if we have to have a state funeral, just very disappointed.
ETA: As I stated in one of the other threads. The Secret Service has to win every time. A nutjob only has to get lucky once.