Obama's approval ratings are in the 40s. not in the 30's. The fundamentals favor Romney, but not by much. Besides, Carter was merely a buffoon, Obama is a neo-Marxist, formerly a card-carrying member of the New Party (a socialist party). In 1980, our goal was simply to restore order to an economy deeply troubled by stagflation. This year, the country faces an existential choice.
The bottom line is that you better have already bought a gun and some ammo BEFORE the election, because Obama need not wait until January to declare martial law. And, you better start thinking about which other country in the world to live, if you want to live free, because there is no guarantee that we will win. And, if we go down, let it be that we go down fighting, do not let it be written that we broke and ran in the face of the enemy.It beggars the imagination that there are folks out there who believe that civil liberties will expand, that government surveillance will decrease, that the DHS and TSA will have less power over our bodies and our individual security under a Mitt Romney administration. In fact, for a president so (justly) reviled for his trampling of the US Constitution, Obama and Romney seem to be fighting to see who can shred the remnants of that document faster.
The reality, as Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson reminds us, is that under either Obama or Romney you get more military spending, more war, fewer civil liberties. Yes, under Obama the government might not be interested in controlling women's vaginas or the gender of those getting married, and under Romney there might be few small business regulations and the government intrusions in the private sector will then be channeled away from the industries the GOP favors, but . . .
There's very little other difference between two post-modern candidates who value narrative over fact, and for whom there is nothing that occurs in American life that is not an excuse to raise PAC money for the next election.
All of which makes this talk of getting your guns before President Obama declares martial law in November or December 2012 exactly what it sounds like: the paranoid delusions (or perhaps survivalist fantasies) of extreme right-wing nutcase.
Who damn sure are not Libertarians under any sane definition of the word.