I really hate news clip spamming, especially on my own site. It feels redundant and creatively lazy (Yeah! What he said!), but I feel I must make an exception on this one.
Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC's Up, managed to express and put into perspective, in the most eloquent and succinct way I've yet seen this year in mainstream journalism, the entire point and importance of this year's presidential election:
This is it, folks. This is what it's about.