This year's presidential election is one of the most important in America's entire history and the reason is simple to the point of stark. It is all about who is going to fill any vacancies in the Supreme Court in the next four years.
The Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision making money "speech" and corporations "people" was a coup d'etat in everything but name. America is now in the hands of its billionaires to dispose of as they wish.
If the Tea Party crazed Republicans win the White House in 2012 and get to choose the next justices of the court, this will mean that democracy as we know it in the USA will be finished and all that will be left of it is a shell.
Here is a shopping list of issues this will affect besides campaign financing;
The implications for such issues as abortion, same-sex marriage, the establishment of religion, affirmative action, the rights of women, voting rights, congressional authority, the death penalty, gun control, and criminal procedure are dramatic. Geoffrey R. Stone - Huffington Post
So that is the bottom line to end all bottom lines. If you live in a swing state that is up for grabs and you go fishing on election day and Romney wins... even your great grandchildren will have cause to curse you. DS