We could be on the brink of the Second American Civil War, depending upon who wins the election, and how the government's actions are perceived by the general population. For several decades the government has been seen as generally unconcerned about the expressed desires of it's citizens. The George Bush administration was a disappointment to many citizens during his first term, and a disappointment - in many respects - to the vast majority during his second term. Gee Dubbya has pretty much made it impossible for any Republican to win the 2008 Presidential Election.
We could also be observing the setting of the stage for the first (provable) Presidential assassination/attempted assassination in 27 years, if NObama gets elected. In a recent Ragnarok Poll, 80% of the people interviewed said they truly expected there would be an attempt on President NObama's life within his first year in office. "Who do would such a dastardly deed?", you ask. Basically it would be the same type of person, who has committed political assassinations since the formation of the first caveman tribal government:
- Someone desirous of occupying that particular office themself - for example if Hillary Clinton had been named as the VP candidate.
- Some mentally deranged redneck loner from Bent Fork Arkansas, who picks up his rifle and tells his momma, "Ah'm a'gonna do me sum 'coon hunting!", then shows up in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. on the evening news. It may even be a personal command from God, during their last chat, that he do so. But, more likely, he got hold of a bad batch of moonshine.
- Some mentally deranged 'patriot' loner who sees his country going to hell in a liberal handcart. He decides it is incumbent upon him to save the country from the ills and pitfalls of socialism. It may even be percieved by him as a personal edict from God that he do so. He picks up his AR-15, and tells his mother, "I'm going to save our country from those left-wing, liberal commies!" This person may possibly achieve 'folk hero' status - as the man who brought REAL CHANGE to our government.