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The last bit of mud has been slung. The final aspersion has been cast. The Osama bin Laden October surprise has come and gone. Theresa Heinz Kerry has finally retreated into blissful silence. Dick Cheney has slunk back into his undisclosed location.

In fact, it's all over but the shouting, of which there may be plenty once the polls close and the results begin to flow in.

Will the GOP stoop to voter suppression in an attempt to hold down minority voting? Will the Dem's pass out crack to get people to vote early, and often? Will Ohio be this year's Florida, or will Florida keep its crown as Monkey Business Central? Will Chris Matthews have a stroke while trying to keep Joe Scarborough and Ron Reagan from throttling each other?

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Only time will tell.

One thing is certain: there is a clear choice in this election. Apathetic voters can no longer use the excuse "It doesn't matter who I vote for, they're all the same anyway," because these two candidates could not be more different. It's faith-based vs. reality-based, unilateral vs. multilateral, BBQ vs. Botox, two opposing ideologies squaring off across a vast cultural divide.

Today, voters will go to the polls, and not only decide our next President, but also what kind of country we believe ourselves to be. They will look back over the last four years, four trouble-filled years that were a long, dark journey deep into the American soul, and decide whether this path we have been on is truly the path of America's future.

It is our moment of judgement. So much over the past four years has been outside of our control. This is not.