Recently the topic of alternate history has captured my fancy. One timeline I find particularly interesting is what would have happened if John Hinckley was successful. Not in getting in Jodie Foster's pants, but in killing Ronald Reagan.
Many in the AH community scoff at this topic simply because they a typically liberal politically and can't tell the difference between Reagan and the Bushies. Well, to those of us who know better, I think this is a quite scary scenario that almost happened.
Perhaps in the days and weeks to come I will ponder this a bit further and present what could have happened.
Suffice it to say, I am of the opinion that it would have been disastrous.