Shenanigans are always afoot in politics. If McCain finds a way to win while Obama has held a lead for much of the campaign, it might look like April 29, 1992 all over again.
Though they'd rather not discuss it, local law enforcement agencies are planning for possible civil unrest following Tuesday's election.
"We have no intelligence indicating there will be problems," Fulton County Assistant Police Chief Gary Stiles said. "Law enforcement must deal with 'what ifs' and worst-case scenarios. What if there's an extended power outage at a polling place?"
Similar preparations are under way across the country, fueled partly by Internet rumors and crystallized within recent comments by Democratic strategist James Carville on CNN.
"But you stop and contemplate this country if [Barack] Obama goes in and he has a consistent five-point lead and loses the election, it would be very, very, very dramatic out there," he said.
Another concern: excessive celebrations following a potentially historic outcome, as
sometimes seen following sports championships.
[Sublime - April 29, 1992]
I could be wrong. But the left is so confident already that Obama is going to win, that I can easily see how they will probably feel like some fraud has taken place if suddenly McCain pulls through.
Like a good boy scout...be prepared.