05/04/2008 11:08 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Real Prize: The Supreme Court

As we wonder about whether or not Obama"s charisma is running out, or if Clinton can in fact win regardless of how much ground she is making up right now, I want to remind everyone of something bigger than Obama or Clinton.

The Supreme Court.

If McCain wins this election? The Supreme Court will be stacked with Roberts and Alito clones and we will lose the court for the rest of my lifetime.

I plan on living a long life, too.

Toss out gay rights, women's rights, reproductive rights, civil rights, and any kind of advancement for what could very likely be the next forty years.

When I think about that, I'm not sure I need to be right anymore about my candidate of choice Senator Clinton. When I think about that, I get really frightened for my children.

John Paul Stevens is 88 years old. Ruth Ginsburg 75 and already a one time cancer survivor. How much longer can they hang on?

The war in Iraq needs to end. The economy needs to be sent for emergency surgery. Health care, public education, jobs- the list goes on and on. We are in such a mess after 8 years of Bush, it's hard to know where to begin.

I honestly don't care about Reverend Wright and what he said. I think Clinton's gas tax relief is a lame attempt to garner votes. I don't want to argue about it, I don't want to play 'gotcha.'

The bitter campaign has to stop. The Obamatrons and the Clintonistas have to give it a rest, and yes, I am including myself in that.

Because in the not so distant future? The next president of the United States will be appointing at least one, if not several, new justices to the Supreme Court.

We should all be afraid, very afraid, of McCain's probable appointments.

Can we, as Democrats, please stop fighting and remember what the real prize is?