In 2000 and 2004 prominent white liberals would always threaten to move to Europe or Canada if the Republicans won the White House. American conservatives, who probably never did foreign study programs at Middlebury aren't threatening to move. Instead they are building bunkers and stocking up on ammo.
It's been a common theme throughout many Red States like Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska, Alabama, Ohio, South Carolina, hell even Texas experienced a surge. Texas? Surge in gun sales? Isn't that like Amy Winehouse experiencing a surge in drug use?
Good thing President Obama doesn't have jurisdiction in the North Pole or even Santa might be thinking about asking Mrs. Claus for an AR-15 under the tree this year.
Obama's walking a fine line in a lot of those states like North Carolina and Ohio. It's one thing to say that you want Rick Warren to say a prayer before you get inaugurated and irritate gay activists. It's a whole different animal enacting gun control laws and energizing rural voters in those states that he won by thin margins.
We are going to find out a lot more about what things like "the audacity of hope" and "change" mean when the rubber hits the road. When Obama made his comment about religion and guns in rural areas, what exactly did he mean? It looks like gun owners have a pretty good idea of what he had in mind.