Well, let's pretend for a moment that Obama can get elected. I'm not convinced it's going to happen (I still predict that the radical right will bring out millions of voters that slipped under the pollsters' radars), but given McCain's Hail Mary VP pick, Obama's attack ads casting McCain as an ally of big oil (i.e. the cause of the current gas prices), the current financial clusterfuck... at this point anything can happen. But seriously, if Obama is elected, who honestly believes that the dude is NOT going to be assassinated? Iraq war is still on, and Obama wants to pull out. A LOT of people in this country view this whole mess primarily as a religious struggle. Obama rhymes with Osama (yes, it's lame, but have you ever listened to your average extremist Christian nutjob? Rhymes, numerology, symbolism, etc. aren't uncommon.) Obama's middle name is Hussein, and his father was a Muslim. Rational and reasonable objectors, I refer you to back to average "extremist Christian nutjobs". We've got a million of them, at the very least. We're on the cusp of a major economic fuckup here. Inflation, deflation, however it goes down, a lot of people are going to view it as a sign of the impending downfall of the USA, if not a sign of the apocalypse. The religious types will strongly associate the threat of recession/depression/downfall/apocalypse/whatever with whomever is president. This isn't about fault or fairness, it's about symbolism. Babel, the great whore, the beast, the Antichrist, seals, etc. I've met several individuals that believe that the year 2012 is special somehow. Apparently, either the world will end or we'll all be elevated to some other level of consciousness or some shit. This is mostly limited to new-agey types, but several people have made the case that Revelations supports the 2012 apocalypse theory. 2012 falls within the next president's term, obviously. Oh yeah, and Obama is BLACK. How many members of the KKK do we have in this country? How many of them own a hunting rifle, or have access to black powder or dynamite? It's not like I'm suggesting something particularly strange. JFK got it. RFK got it. Reagan was seriously wounded. King and Malcolm X got it. How on earth can Obama possibly survive for four years? Will he hide in Camp David the entire time? Even if you would rather see the man dead, consider this: What kind of crazy new anti-gun laws are we going to see in the aftermath of the assassination? If you think I'm being too pessimistic, please mention your state of birth/residence... I'm curious. I've lived in Florida all my life, Orlando area. Most of my friends around here are pro-Obama, and most of them believe that it's more likely than not that he'll be assassinated, if elected.