Let's not underplay this. The fate of the whole world rests on today.
Today America decides whether to let intelligence or fear win, whether to let ignorance and racism beat truth and change.
Today we find out whether America is the intelligent, caring nation that we all believe is hiding underneath the layer of ignorance that we have seen for eight long long years. Or if it is actually as stupid as we fear in our worst imaginations.
This affects us all. Our jobs, our security, the welfare of humankind around the world. The survival of the human race as we know it.
Frankly if John Mccain wins today then the USA might as well be wiped off the face of the earth, for it will have no respect left, no credibility left, no rightful place in the world left, and no justification for ever ever declaring how they are free.
Barack Obama is no Nelson Mandela, but then Mandela is no Martin Luther King. But after the last eight years, the potential impact Obama could have on his country and the world is greater than either of those two great men. BBC News last night showed clips of southern American women declaring 'I know for a fact that Obama is a terrorist.'
Maybe, just maybe after 8 years of Obama, they might realise the terrorist was already there; and Obama kicked him out.