Tomorrow we go to the polls in the most important election of our lifetimes. If that seems an overstatement, the following should erase any doubt.

RealClearPolitics has the race essentially tied, with Obama leading by a hair. My favorite political guru — Michael Barone — haspredicted a mini-landslide for Romney.

Whatever the result may be, the stakes could not be higher. Barack Obama’s presidency has been totally partisan and intensely ideological. He has pushed everything he could touch radically leftward, changing America’s course and the world’s. If he is re-elected, that push will continue so effectively that whoever succeeds him in 2017 will discover that most of the damage done is irreparable. Consider just a few of the most important issues that the president — be it Obama or Romney — will decide.

Last week, Mad Dog Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the Senate Majority Leader, said that it was “laughable” to think that liberal Senate Dems would work with a president Romney. Unless the Republicans take the Senate, nothing a President Romney offers will even come to a vote unless Romney can find a way around Reid. “Bipartisanship” is as easily corralled as a unicorn.

Our economy has to regain economic security, which means stability in the conditions that promote growth. We have not had that stability since at least 2006. In the six years since then, we’ve lost the historic rate of American economic growth, amounting to at least 15% of our GDP.

Economic security is impossible to achieve with a devout Keynesian in the White House. Obama believes that government is the most beneficial influence on our economy, and has proved that time and again with the “stimulus” that didn’t create jobs and with Obamacare, which takes over 16% of our economy and does nothing to reduce the costs of health care. Obama has been obstinate in his refusal to even consider reforming some of the government programs that will bankrupt the nation, from Social Security and Medicare to his policies that thwart energy development. Obama’s solution to our energy crisis is more global warming nonsense, from wind farms to electric cars.

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