Not since Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter in 1980 has the United States faced such an important choice.
But America has changed. It’s not just the demographics — how welfare dependency and mass illegal immigration has changed the electorate.
It’s that the media itself is no longer a neutral arbiter. The justice system and the entire election process is corrupt.
Even Reagan would lose today.
But maybe Trump is big enough and bad enough to win tonight. I see stadiums full of Trump supporters. And there is no grassroots love for Clinton as there was for Obama, especially in 2008.
If she were to win tonight — and all the smart money certainly says she will — I believe she’ll wind up in hospital or in jail before her first term is up.
Here’s the greatest problem in this election:
Not Clinton’s policies or corruption. It’s that so many Americans — at least 40 per cent, it seems — don’t mind.
Trump’s flaws — flaws of style or class — are not her flaws — the flaws of corruption and bribery and crime.
I’m so worried about tonight. What can I say, other than:
I hope, like Brexit, Americans will surprise their masters like the Brits did. We’ll find out soon enough.
God bless America.
TONIGHT'S GUESTS: Democrat and political blogger Mickey Kaus, plus Lorne Gunter on this election's impact on Canada.