October 23, 2012
What are the chances of civil unrest following a Romney victory?
I'd say it will depend on how close it is. If Romney wins 4 or 5 states by less than 1% - a real nightmare of a possibility - my guess is there is a possibility of rioting. Both sides could see fraud and vote stealing if the election goes against them. In fact, it is almost a guarantee unless one candidate or the other pulls away decisively in the final days. There is no organized group of conservatives wedded to violence who would start a riot, but scattered incidents of mayhem would be possible. But for the moment, all the threats are coming from Obama supporters: Despite the issue garnering a significant amount of media interest as well as the attention of the Secret Service, Obama supporters continued their threats to riot and assassinate Mitt Romney if Obama loses in the aftermath of last night's presidential debate. As we reported last week, Twitter has been flooded recently with violent comments from Obama supporters. The increase in volume of the comments seemed to...(Read Full Post)