Presidential elections bring kooks out of the wood work since they have an opportunity for immortality in the hall of fame of terrorists. Two white supremacists were charged with threatening to kill Senator Barack Obama as part of a “killing spree” during which they intended to kill dozens of African Americans and go out in a blaze of glory by killing the Democratic presidential candidate. Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman wanted to behead a dozen African Americans as part of their killing spree. The two men met on the Internet a month ago and decided they shared “very strong beliefs and views regarding ‘White Power.’ The young men gathered an arsenal of weapons although they planned to steal a high powered rifle by robbing a store.
Their bizarre plan had them dressing in white tuxedos, getting in a car and driving at high speed into an Obama rally where they would kill him. Both understood their plan meant they would die, but that apparently did not matter to the two men.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of such men who sit around a bar drinking beer and planning crimes of violence. In the vast majority of cases, it is talk, but, one never knows.