If you didn't already know, Russell Simmons has been blogging on Huffington Post now for 5 years. He's got some very interesting things to say about the significance of this election:
"Make no mistake: this is a civil rights election. If you're black, brown, Latino, moderate, gay or lesbian, if you're a scientist seeking facts, a Christian with compassion, an economist who wants to avoid the next depression by keeping the government working during a fragile recovery; a journalist who wants the truth; a moderate who wants America to lead the world in education and freedom - you are the target. Vote or suffer the consequences."