Mr. Romney has been paying for his own security detail. Based on a similar
article yesterday on yahoo news, it was not his choice, but he has accepted it.
I am concerned about his physical well-being when it's the gov't saying to take
it vs. him asking for it. Remember that there are haters of all kind out there
who will act in foolish ways. President Obama (then Senator) has the protection
based on threats made on his life. I would imagine that's the reason Mr.Cain has
the protection so early on in his campaign. It's really a sad commentary on our
country and is not some indictment on Mr. Romney.
Look the man was paying for his own security. However as he is on the national
stage and the most talked about Republican candidate (No I can't back that
statement up, it is just an observation on my part) he should get protection.
Bobby Kennedy anyone?
I believe some in this forum don't remember Governor George Wallace campaigning
for President. Not that I was for him, but he had a very tragic event and
impacted him for the rest of his life. There are enough people that seem to be
very emotional about this election. This is the right decision.
I thought Romney was for less government spending, yet here he is increasing
spending before he even takes office. I suppose it's like my neighbors... they
can't pay their mortgage, but they have fancy new cars and a boat. We all
rationalize our expenses by our own priorities.
'If it bothers you that Romney is getting the same protection that Obama got
before his nomination you should consider writing your congressman and
complain.' - Rifleman | 8:19 p.m. Feb. 1, 2012 Rifleman, if it
bothered me, why would I support Romney getting protection? 'That
said, Romney has won 2 out of the last 4 states for the Republican Primary. Give him the protection.' - Pagan | 10:43 a.m. Feb. 1, 2012 I never claimed to know the guidelines for the Secret Service.
The only 'problem' I had was the sheer number of candidates. Not the
protections for Romney. How did you get to your conclusion?
Re" Pagan | 10:43 a.m. Feb. 1, 2012 "When someone get's the
parties NOMINATION for President, I think that would be a good time to get
Secret Service Protection."Obviously the US Government doesn't
share your opinion. If it bothers you that Romney is getting the same
protection that Obama got before his nomination you should consider writing your
congressman and complain.
@pagan,It went over your head. ;-)My reference to
Huntsman as vice had to do with Romney. Any attempt on Romneys life because he
is a Mormon, would fail, as Huntsman another Mormon would take his place. Hence,
I'd hope no one would bother with the exercise.
I heard Romney's secret service code name is "weather vane." :)
'I still think selecting Huntsman for vice would discourage any assassination
attempts by crazy Evangelicals who think Mormons are Satan.' - LDSareChristians
| 3:53 p.m. Feb. 1, 2012 Well... I am glad I am NOT, one
of those people. :) However, since we have factual shots fired at
the white house with Obama in office, I fail to see any new loss with Huntsman
as VP for Obama. Except, perhaps... paritsan
differences. One can hope.
@pagan,Mitt meets the qualifications for protection. Obama
received it at same time in his run. Cain had it back in Oct/Nov.I
still think selecting Huntsman for vice would discourage any assassination
attempts by crazy Evangelicals who think Mormons are Satan. ;-)But
it wouldn't win any votes.
I am all about safety. My concern, would be sheer volume. When someone get's the parties NOMINATION for President, I think that would
be a good time to get Secret Service Proctection. That, or
verifiable threats to life. The reason I say volume, is in this
Republican Primary there have been: Bachmann Romney
Gingrich Cain Santorum Paul Huntsman (I thought was the
best) Perry, etc, etc. There are even canidates you probably
have not even HEARD of. My example is: Fred Karger **'Openly gay Republican Fred Karger announces 2012 presidential run' -
By Lauren Seifert - ABC News - 03/23/11 He LITERALLY has campaign
posters that read: 'Fred Who?' To provide Secret Service
protection to ALL these persons, would be expensive. And only add to our
national debt. That said, Romney has won 2 out of the last 4 states
for the Republican Primary. Give him the protection. We
all know Obama can use it. **'Man pleads not guilty to trying to
kill Obama' - By Eric Tucker - AP - Published by DSNews - 01/24/12
'Ortega is accused of firing shots at the White House on the night of Nov. 11.'
It is now time to provide Secret Service protection to Mitt Romeny. We live in a
world where some people or groups are always trying to make a name for
themselves or their issue. I think that all major candidates need at least
minimal protection. I have worked events for 5 Presidents of the United States,
and in every event there is one person that you worry about. Most are harmless,
but you never know.