Yesterday at a political gathering I picked up my first Romney campaign bumper sticker. It actually says Romney Believe in America, and even though I support Governor Romney, I am afraid to place it on my car.
Thinking that I was being a bit too paranoid, I asked some other Romney supporters and they agreed with me that displaying a Romney bumper sticker is just too dangerous.
Maybe this is the reason why I have seen so few Romney bumper stickers displayed, not only in the hotly contested swing state where I live, but also in other swing states where I have recently traveled.
Which leads me to the question: What has happened to our nation when voters are afraid to display their political preferences with something as traditional as a bumper sticker?
Personally, I am concerned that my car will be “keyed” along the sides or that some other damage will be inflicted on the vehicle.
What a sad commentary this is about political discourse in 2012.
Now back in 2008 I had a McCain bumper sticker on my car and I was not worried in the least. So what happened between 2008 and 2012?