Anyways, back in 2007 and 2008 politics were a less tricky time. Gas was under $2.00 and we were all still amazed by the first Transformers movie. It was even a time when Shia Labeouf hadn’t gone crazy. Well it was also when Jason Wells was a US Secret Service Special Agent for Barack Obama. It was pre-Presidency, while Obama was a US Senator.
Wells is a writer now and was recently replying to a question on Quora that asks, ‘Is Barack Obama a nice person when there isn’t a camera around?’ Wells didn’t hold back…
“During my tenure with the U.S. Secret Service, I was part of (then) Senator Barack Obama’s protection detail from March 2007 until November 2008, on his election night.
I was chosen as part of a ’round robin’ detail where agents were selected at random from their field offices to spend time with a candidate on the campaign trail to keep him safe.”
“This protection detail is known as C.N.O.S. (Campaign Nominee Operation Section) and is basically the rotation that the U.S. Secret Service goes through during the Election season.