Obama Reacts to Skinhead Plot

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Oct 28, 2008 7:15 AM
"I think what has been striking in this campaign is the the degree to which these kind of hate groups have been marginalized," Barack Obama told Jon Delano of Pittsburgh's KDKA. "That’s not who America is. That’s not who our future is."

Federal authorities disrupted a plot by white supremacists to kill 88 black people, 14 of them by beheading, including Obama on Monday.  The numbers 88 and 14 are code for an imprisoned skinhead leader and Adolf Hitler in the subversive movement.

"What I've found is people here don't care what color you are," Obama. "What they're trying to figure out is who can deliver. It's just like the Pttisburgh Steelers: they don't care what color you are, they just want to figure out, can you make the plays?"

The two minute interview is available on KDKA's website HERE.

The two suspects that were arrested were Daniel Coward, 20, of Bells, Tennessee and Paul Schlesselman, 18, of Helena-West, Arkansas.

ATF documents show to two men “planned to drive their vehicle as fast as they could toward Obama shooting at him from the windows." They also planned to murder school children at a predominantly black school.

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