03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Asked About Security Concerns: 'Do You Find Yourself Looking For That Face In The Crowd?'

From Brian Williams' NBC News interview with Barack Obama:

BRIAN WILLIAMS: So many discussions of you come back around to the ugly topic of personal safety. A lot of the young people in your crowds don't know the fear, American crowds-- guys our age, do you find yourself ever looking for a face in the crowd? Is it-- is it an issue that's ever-present in your life and in-- in your marriage, in your relationships?

BARACK OBAMA: Well, it-- it's not something that I think about on a day-to-day basis. Now, I-- I have a-- a Secret Service detail at this point. So it-- it's hard to pretend that you don't have--


BRIAN WILLIAMS: There's a reason--

BARACK OBAMA: --big guys-- who are packing-- around you at all times. You know, but it's not something that I-- that I am thinking about on an ongoing basis.

I think that every presidential candidate, certainly every president these days-- is a potential target. And that comes with the job. And you take the precautions that are necessary and then you go about your business.

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