The nation's largest public policy women's organization thinks
voters need to keep in mind that the man who wins Tuesday's
election will be able to shape the Supreme Court for decades to
While the economy is likely the primary concern of voters in the
2012 campaign, Concerned Women for America (CWA) makes note of
another long-term issue that cannot be ignored: the Supreme
President Obama has already
been able to appoint two left-leaning justices -- Sonia Sotomayor
and Elena Kagan -- during his first term. And Dr. Janice Crouse,
senior fellow CWA's Beverly LaHaye Institute, points out that four
justices are over age 70.
"Several of those justices who are over 70 have bad health, and
so it's only realistic to say that this is an area that America has
to be very, very concerned about," Crouse reasons, "because right
now, the court is fairly evenly split."
But this concern stretches beyond the Supreme Court.
"It's also the district judges and many local judges who have
lifetime appointments," the CWA spokesperson adds. "These
appointments are very critical to the interpretation of the
Constitution and to people's everyday lives in the coming
Crouse does not think there is any way to overestimate the
importance of Tuesday's election, in light of the clear distinction
between the two presidential candidates.