From The Associated Press:
MIAMI (AP) — A man who authorities said was keeping weapons and military-style gear in his hotel room and car appeared in court Thursday on charges he threatened to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Raymond Hunter Geisel, 22, was arrested by the Secret Service on Saturday in Miami and was ordered held at Miami’s downtown detention center without bail Thursday by a federal magistrate.
A Secret Service affidavit charges that Geisel made the threat during a training class for bail bondsmen in Miami in late July. According to someone else in the 48-member class, Geisel allegedly referred to Obama with a racial epithet and continued, “If he gets elected, I’ll assassinate him myself.”
And this probably won’t be the last person the Secret Service detains as Barack Obama continues his historic, attention grabbing, synergistic, popular campaign. Racists and whack jobs alike dig the notion of immortality by taking down something or someone bigger than them. Lik a presidential candidate. Or a movement. It’s a guaranteed way to go down in the history books, turning relative nobodies (Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr., James Earl Ray, etc) into violent anti-hero Paul Bunyans. And it doesn’t matter if they’ve gotten orders from the KKK or the little voices in their head, they’re all potentially dangerous.
Let’s hope they remain all talk and no action.