Obama: Not An Entourage Guy

Washington (AP) -- Democrat Barack Obama says he was reluctant to ask for Secret Service protection this early in the 2008 Presidential race.

He tells ABC he's "not an entourage guy."

But Obama acknowledges there have been some racially-motivated threats against him.

The Illinois Senator says there are people who would be troubled with an African-American President.

But he says if he doesn't win, it will not be because of the color of his skin. As he puts it, "it's going to be because I didn't project a vision of leadership that gave people confidence." He says, "it's going to be because of something I didn't do as opposed to because I'm African-American."

Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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