Speaking of political assassinations, I'm actually surprised that I haven't heard more fears about Barack Obama. With his echoes of both MLK and Robert F. Kennedy, it's not exactly a far-fetched worry, and we're a little overdue for a lone wacko with a gun. I know the Secret Service is very good at these things, but long distance weapons keep getting better.

What happens if Obama (or McCain) dies before the convention? What about the election? There are all sorts of political implications--if it's before the convention, do you go with Hillary or the VP selectee? Would Obama's supporters rally around her? Would voters chuck a McCain sympathy vote to his second in command?

Let's hope we don't find out.

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