"There are circumstances beyond our control, and I think I am better able to handle things that I have no control over.I think another attack likely and I don't think it would help the GOP. It would set the GOP up for a charge the left America open for another attack. Because Bush failed to get OBL maybe? Black's error may be not in channeling HRC from a few months ago, but instead automatically assuming Americans won't be outraged with the Administration instead.
"It's a horrible prospect to ask yourself, 'What if? What if?' But if certain things happen between now and the election, particularly with respect to terrorism, that will automatically give the Republicans an advantage again, no matter how badly they have mishandled it, no matter how much more dangerous they have made the world."
If Obama elected, this is the fear he will live with too for four years. That there will be a terror attack under his watch and the GOP will turn it on him as a sign of weakness.