Is huge, to say the least. I haven’t posted since pre-debate in Denver when Mitt turned this whole thing around. I was of the opinion that he was probably ahead anyway, that the media just needed some kind of an excuse to actually report it. But I digress.
You’re not here if you’re here at all to rehash the Denver debate. The importance of this election tonight, can’t be adequately put into words. For the most part I disengaged from the campaign….at least where this blog was concerned. I never disengaged otherwise. Others were more suited and better able to give you your day to day coverage and analysis of the goings on inside each campaign.
The bottom line for me is this. Mitt Romney absolutely has to win tonight. He has to win for the country to survive. Plain and simple. I honestly don’t think America survives another four years of Barack Obama. Even more than that, we don’t survive a majority of Americans who would actually elect the guy a second time given the fact that we know what we know about him and his policies and plans for this country.
Is it really that dire? Is it really that cut and dry? I believe so. I watched this awesome video that Erika Johnsen posted at Hot Air a little bit ago. If you haven’t watched it, you need to. This election isn’t about, nor has it ever been about Mitt Romney. He’s just the name by which we all converge in our single minded quest to save us from ourselves. What’s awesome about Romney is that I think he really completely understands that. He understands that something grand is at work and that it’s not about him at all. He’s just the vessel to be used at this moment in time.
The contrast between Romney this year and Obama now and four years ago couldn’t be more stark. Obama always thought it was about him. He still does. He’ll take it very personal if he loses. But honestly Mr. President, it’s nothing personal, we just love our country and we want to save it. We have to save it from you and those like you.
Glenn Beck mentioned on his show this morning that tonight will show us what our life will be like from now on. Tonight will show us what our children’s future will be like. That’s a very scary thing. In years past, if some joker was elected we’d endure until he was gone and then try and right the ship. We’re in the midst of trying to right the ship today, if we fail, I’m afraid there may be no turning back.
Many have wondered if we’ve reached the point of no return. I myself have wondered that often. I think tonight will give us the best indication in many years as to the path we are on. Whether we begin to right the ship, correct a mistake, or whether our course for destruction is set.
Since Denver I felt that Romney would win. Really even before that. But in the last few days I’d begun to question whether my confidence was misplaced. My prediction is that Romney will win in a landslide, at least 321 electoral votes; but the chance is still there that he won’t. And because of that slight chance, this moment….is one for the ages.
No regrets. Well, other than if you voted for Obama in 2008.