Just as I was admiring a photograph of our first African-American President and his two lovely daughters “pardoning” a turkey and reflecting on how far our country has come since I was a kid, comes this story of a crazy old (78) coot who wants to shoot him. I’m sure the old man is no threat, especially since they took his guns away, but we’re just a day or so away from the biggest event of my 11-year-old life, the assassination of JFK, and I worry. I had really hoped that we’d gone past all that madness, but perhaps not. My wish? President Obama has a safe tenure and retires peacefully in two years. Alternatively, may he turn the economy around and be hugely successful in 2012. Either way, keep him safe from the crazies.