So, you may be asking: What’s at stake?

How long has this presidential campaigning been going? A year? Two? Has it seemed to be going on forever?

It’s just about to conclude. The stakes in this election — as they are for every election — are huge. PBS has put together a collage of reports, which you can see online at, called “What’s At Stake?”

Take some time to view this fascinating report. Sure, it takes some time to watch. But after all, it covers a lot of ground and it reports on a campaign that began just about the time all the ballots were counted after the 2008 election.

“What’s At Stake?” discusses in detail issues ranging from jobs and the economy, the debt and the deficit, foreign policy, health care, the myriad races for Senate and House seats, the transformational aspects of a presidency and how to predict whether a president’s effectiveness. The online link also offers a broadcast of the tremendous Frontline special, “The Choice 2012,” which profiles President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in great detail, covering both men’s personal histories and their rise to political prominence.

The link is a compilation of reports developed by “PBS NewsHour” journalists and provides a comprehensive view of the wide range of issues that will help determine whether we re-elect the president or elect someone new.

The most expensive presidential campaign in history — with a price tag now exceeding $1 billion — deserves a detailed examination. PBS has provided it.

Take a look. Then decide which of these gentlemen gets your endorsement. Oh, and if you haven’t done so already, be sure to vote Tuesday.

There’s plenty at stake for every single American.


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