Not just for yourself. A chilling reminder about what the outcome of this election means:
If President Obama wins reelection, it will be seen by many, especially those who have made their careers in politics, as a vindication of his ambitious domestic policy agenda: The 2009 stimulus, the health care overhaul, the Dodd-Frank financial legislation, and the persistently large federal budgets (and high deficits to support them) that have accompanied Obama first term will have a combined stamp of approval to which supporters can point, even if individual components remain unpopular or controversial.
By contrast, if GOP nominee Mitt Romney wins, it will inevitably serve as a warning to the political class: Don’t try this again.
So if you think this presidency has been bad, wait for the next one. Vote this man out and stop the next overreach for at least a generation. Vote him back in and unleash even more extreme positions.
Think very, very hard about this, folks. You are voting for your kids and their kids – and so on.