If anyone is inviting it, I’d say it’s Obama.
I agree. See my comment at 14. I wrote it before I saw yours.
If an attempt is made for a direct frontal assault at Bronco Bama, it will be a highly doctrinaire young True Believer who does not think that the process has moved fast enough or far enough. Making a martyr is a very bad political move if you disagree with the aims and opinions of a particular public figure. But on the other hand, making a martyr out of someone who was sort of the same persuasion, does a great deal to insure that whatever the direction of cultural change was already going forth, greatly accelerates that rate of change.
The Great Society of LBJ could never have proceeded if JFK had NOT been shot, and rendered a huge sympathy vote for a very unlikeable person who put into place a burdensome range of social program that has sent ripples through society even today.
I always suspected that LBJ had a more than casual hand in the demise of both John and Robert Kennedy, and probably Martin Luther King as well.
Look for a “Reichstag moment”.