Election Eve: To the barricades! Or the polls. Whatever.
This may be the saddest statistic of the campaign.
Final RCP average: Obama 48.5%, Romney 48.1%. Most polls in the swing states show Obama with a lead well within the margin of error. The best sign for Romney is that some states which shouldn't be close- like Michigan and Pennsylvania- also are within the margin of error, at least in some polls. The election will be decided by which campaign does a better job of getting its voters to the polls.
The final Gallup and Rasmussen tracking polls both give Romney 49% and Obama 48%. Given the size of Romney's lead in previous Gallup polls, this may not be good news.
When all the spin is over and done, the bottom line is that there is no real reason for either campaign to be either optimistic or pessimistic. It will all come down to the ground game.
Tommorow night we will find out whether the Orca or the Narwhal is the mightier- and who will be appointing up to four justices on the Supreme Court in the next four years, enough to determine the direction of our society for the foreseeable future.
Say your prayers tonight- and vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan tomorrow! And if you can spare the time, do some work for them tomorrow as well.
Remember: perhaps the greatest virtue of democracy is that the people who make the decision- whether actively or passively- are the very people who have to live with the consequences. And America simply cannot afford the consequences of Barack Obama being re-elected.
Real Clear Politics