the worst case scenario
By the time you read this Barack Obama will probably have grabbed the BIG MO in New Hampshire and be well on his way to securing the Democratic nomination.
I hope that the best security guards on the planet are watching over him because if the horrible events of 1968 are repeated another generation, one that is on the cusp of trying to make a difference, will have their own martyr and a reason to lose hope.
It is bad enough that the foreign Terrorists present a threat..let's face it, their cause is easier to sell if the Infidels elect a hardliner hellbent on bullying the world..
but what scares me more than anything, is the possibility of a homegrown, white trash, neo-nazi, racist, skinhead, asshole, taking his shot at infamy.
The whole thing scares me to death because the country would go into hypervault Big Brother lockdown. Not to mention shutting out the rest of the world..basically the Monroe Doctrine on steroids.
Along with the Media Firestorm, race riots, mass demonstrations, and a national political paralysis, the country would start eviscerating itself in a National charm offensive instead of attempting to rid itself of this Cancer. The lone, psychotic, gunmen, starving for celebrity at any price.
Unlike his (it's always a man) Middle Eastern counterpart who blows himself up to get a crack at the 75 Virgins waiting imaptiently for his arrival in Paradise, the American Madman demands to be taken alive in order to savor his exploits for decades from the comfort of his prison cell.
It would be a real tragedy and the Conservatives would have a chance to re-install their brand of Law and Order to calm the masses...just like they did in '68. U.S._presidential_election 1968
Cross your fingers, get out your rosaries, light a candle, send out positive mental energy, do whatever it is that you do to protect that brave, young, man.