Will Obama be killed in office?
I went to the gun range today. While I was waiting at the front desk, a man dropped off some McCain/Palin buttons and yard signs for us to have. Two of the employees began talking about politics and one expressly voiced his support for murdering Obama. He even joked about making buttons that show Obama in a crosshairs and say "Obama: the first target," or something along the lines of that. These people hate Obama, are marksmen and have a great selection of rifles. I wonder if they could/would really kill him if they got the chance. I doubt that these two people that I heard talking today are actually going to kill him, but I suspect that this is a common sentiment amongst certain groups. I predict that if he is elected, then there will be assassination attempts. Somewhere in America there is a man just like the one I heard talking about shooting Obama that has the guts to really do it.
Between people's hatred for Obama, and McCain's old age, I think that this is a great year to be a candidate for Vice President.
"You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours."
British General Charles Napier while in India