I remember at about this time four years ago there was lots of hype regarding the 2008 election. Many people wanted to get Bush out of office ASAP and many were excited at the prospect of having an African-American or a female president.
Now it is that time again, but I don’t see as much hype as there was four years ago. Many (religious) Republicans are not so enthusiastic about having Mormon president. Down south where I live, Mormonism is seen by religious conservatives as a cult and having a non-Christian president to them is scary. Yet the Republican party, the party that they are so tightly tied to, is probably going to be putting Mitt Romney as their candidate.
It’s going to be an interesting election where many Democrats are not pleased at what Obama has done these four years and religious conservatives have to choose between voting for a cult crazy Mormon or a filthy liberal like Obama. My prediction is that not as many people will show up to polls this year, and Obama will take the win. Meanwhile third party candidates will see records in votes.