Every election is kinda important. Bush versus Gore in 2000 was the difference between a decade of continued prosperity and peace and the alternative of depression and an endless series of feckless wars. But we can only realize that in hindsight.
 may be the most important election since the Civil War, and possibly since America's founding. ~ Newt GingrichPresidents come and they go. Horrible ones like George Bush can only do so much damage in there short terms. Great ones can only do so much good. No election (okay, maybe 1932) was so important that the very future of democracy was at stake.
That doesn't mean I wouldn't be seriously bummed if Romney's plutocrats gain power and that four to eight years of the ensuing corruption wouldn't be a very bad thing. It's just that the nation would survive. The country survived Richard Nixon's proto-fascism, Harding's open racketeering, Wilson's total medical incapacitation, and Reagan's Alzheimer's.