The next president, as with all presidents having the potential, could nominate multiple Supreme Court Justices. These Justices do NOT have term limits. They can serve on the bench for as long as they are capable. If the next president places 3 of them in the next few years- it could shape our nation for generations to come! This is only ONE area of many that the president will help shape, mold and guide our nation. His (or her) VALUES are going to determine his or her path.
Let me add to this thing of voting for VALUES- that typically, people will do what they have a history of doing. Right now, all of the people running for all of the offices (nationally and locally) are giving a lot of lip service. They will say and do just about anything to get elected. Their jobs and livelihoods are sometimes depending on these votes. Imagine what you might do or say (especially if you didn't have much in the scruples or morals categories) to tell people to vote for you to keep your job? How many of the promises have all of these politicians kept in the past? Collectively, even? They will do what they have done. Find out what they have done::: check it out here- http://www.ontheissues.org/default.htm - and as I have hinted, make sure you check out the VP's values as well and your local candidates for office.