The Beatles -- The Ballad of John and Yoko You know it ain't easy. You know how hard it can be. We're in the homestretch, folks. Thank everything holy I do not live in a battleground state, or I might sound like the little girl who just
November 4, 2012

The Beatles -- The Ballad of John and Yoko

You know it ain't easy. You know how hard it can be.

We're in the homestretch, folks. Thank everything holy I do not live in a battleground state, or I might sound like the little girl who just wanted the candidates to go away. The media is going to do everything it possibly can to make these last waning hours as close as possible. But I don't want anyone complacent. If you thought the last four years were obstructions galore, imagine what it will be like if President Obama wins the electoral votes, but Romney wins the popular vote. {{Shudder}}

As we head into election day, I want to speak on behalf of a percentage of the American population. Not the infamous 47 percent. No, I want to stand up for the 52 percent of the population--American women--who will absolutely lose their ability to control what happens in their bodies and their reproductive health if the Romney/Ryan ticket is triumphant.

I know there's a lot of us who are unhappy with the job Obama has done. I'm one of them in many ways. I wish we could see some accountability for Wall Street scumbuckets. I wish we didn't have a "kill list" and drones to use against them and everyone else unfortunate to be in their vicinity. I wish we could have had a strong, unapologetic push for single payer health care. I grant all of that to the Obama detractors.

But I'm playing a numbers game right now. There are only two viable parties right now. It's the way the system was set up. Voting for third parties, while perhaps providing a clean conscience, only eliminates your vote from the two choices, definitely to the larger detriment of the Democratic Party. There is also a systematic campaign going on right now to depress, suppress and if all else fails, throw away likely Democratic votes. And this is the biggest number you need to know: ONE. One Supreme Court justice is all that lies between us and Roe v. Wade being overturned, or some crazy Akin/Ryan-penned "personhood amendment" being upheld. We will have at least one, if not more, Supreme Court appointments in the next four years. Who would you rather see nominate a justice to stay on the bench for the next 30 years?

I respect people who want to see the country move that Overton Window to the left. Hell, that's me right next to you pushing as hard as I can. But I'm going to tell you right now that the one thing I don't want to ever have to tell my daughters is that--God forbid--they have to carry their rapist's baby because we progressives thought we'd teach a lesson to Obama for being a centrist.

ABC's "This Week" -- David Plouffe, adviser to President Barack Obama; Ed Gillespie, adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. Roundtable: ABC News' George Will, Cokie Roberts, Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, and Ronald Brownstein of National Journal.

NBC's "Meet the Press" -- Plouffe; Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va. Roundtable: Mayor Cory Booker(D-Newark); MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough; GOP strategist Mike Murphy; TODAY co-host Savannah Guthrie; and NBC Special Correspondent, Tom Brokaw.

NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" -- Gloria Borger, John Heilemann, Howard Fineman, Joy Reid.

CBS' "Face the Nation" -- First Panel: Harvard's David Gergen, National Review's Rich Lowry, Vanity Fair's Dee Dee Myers, The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan and CBS' John Dickerson. Second Panel: Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg, Republican strategist Leslie Sanchez, Rothenberg Political Report's Stu Rothenberg, University of Virginia's Larry Sabato and CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto.

MSNBC's "UP with Chris Hayes" -- Sasha Issenberg, Author of “The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns”, columnist and Washington correspondent for Monocle; Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry; Mason Tvert, Executive Director of; Kim Barker, Reporter for; Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of The Nation magazine; Josh Barro, Bloomberg View columnist; Bob Herbert, Distinguished Senior Fellow.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" -- Cornell Belcher, Democratic Strategist; Pollster Obama 2012; Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, NBC Latino Contributor; Fellow at the LBJ School at the University of Texas; Katon Dawson, National Republican Consultant & Fmr. South Carolina GOP chair; Barbara Arnwine, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Scott Ross, Executive Director, One Wisconsin Now; Karen Finney, MSNBC Political Analyst & Fmr. DNC Communications Director.

CNN's "State of the Union" -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. Roundtable: Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, Democratic strategist Steve Elmendorf, CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, and PBS’ Gwen Ifill.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" -- Kishore Mahbubani, dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; Dominique Moisi; Ari Shavit, senior correspondent at Haaretz; Rula Jebreal; Edmund Morris, Pulitzer Prize winning author of biographies of Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" -- Ryan Lizza, political reporter for The New Yorker, and Frank Sesno, Director of GWU’s School of Media and Public Affairs; Current TV host Bill Press, and San Francisco Chronicle columnist Debra Saunders; Larry Sabato,Founder and Director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics; Sarah Lacy, founder of

"Fox News Sunday" _ Rich Beeson, political director for Romney's campaign; David Axelrod, adviser to Obama's re-election campaign. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Joe Trippi, Karl Rove and Jeff Zeleny.

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