With a large amount of due respect, you ARE overlooking at least one thing here, and that is the courts. One of the most insidious ways the left has pushed it's agenda is by placing extreme leftists on the bench.
Last election, we had the chance to undo MASSIVE damage to liberty and freedom that the Supreme Court has inflicted on our nation, but instead we got Sotomayor and Kagen. Now instead of having NO QUESTION that the Supreme court will turn down Obama care, and uphold 2nd amendment rights, we now have a SERIOUS threat that our freedoms - especially on these issues will be infringed.
This election, the consequences are MUCH worse, because instead of replacing two liberal justices with two more liberal justices, we are likely to be replacing at least one of the conservative justices.
So instead of having a 4-4 split with Justice Kennedy siding often with the liberals, there will be a 5-3 split and even if Kennedy votes like the Constitution would require, it won't matter.
Unlike a President who we get to throw out in 4 years, Supreme Court justices are appointed for LIFE - and in case you hadn't noticed, Obama has not only been appointing RADICAL anti-Constitution justices, he has been appointing YOUNG justices who are likely to still be on the court 25 -30 years from now.
A TON of damage can be done in that time period.
If you look back, you will see that I was an EARLY supporter of Santorum - I think the ONLY one on this board - but we cannot be purists in this case - the consequences are just too high - and yes our nations very existence as a free nation might well be at stake.