John McCain, yesterday, was speaking at a rally when one of his supporters yelled that Barack Obama was a terrorist. And we know how Republicans want to treat perceived terrorists.
Sarah Palin, also yesterday, was speaking to supporters when someone yelled "kill him!", referring to either Barack Obama or William Ayers. Neither Palin nor McCain in his case objected to the exclamations.
I don't know what kind of country Obama is going to be leading in 2009, but it won't be a pretty one.