Will It Matter?
It's a philosophical gap.
On the one side is the conservatives who, generally speaking, believe that you have choices and are responsible for the consequences of those choices. Sometimes the right choice is hard and can be nearly impossible to make, but even then the choice is yours. Every decision has consequences and it is up to you to face the consequences of those choices, though others who care about you can and should assist you as they are able and it truly benefits you. Our idea of freedom is to resist and overcome the dark side of your nature so that you can reach your full potential as an animal made in God's image. Some would be tyrants are drawn to this because they can use "in God's name" as a source of power. Some non-religious people are drawn to this worldview because they recognize the reality and importance of free will.
On the other side are the liberals who generally believe that our genes, environment and upbringing has inevitable results and you really never had a choice because the decision was made for you by forces beyond your control. To these people I am a Christian not because I chose to believe but my upbringing programmed me to believe. They believe that abstinence is impossible because young people are designed and programmed to have sex and really have no choice in the matter. Their idea of freedom is surrendering to your true nature because the choice has already been made for you because you are nothing more than an instinct driven animal which happens to have a remarkable brain. You need the elite to guide and direct you for the benefit of all. They will manipulate some religious organizations to serve their worldview by wrapping it in religious talk and symbols. Would by tyrants are drawn to this worldview because it justifies their tyranny in the name of "the greater good".
In the end the real difference between the right and the left is their core philosophies, and economic and identity differences are nothing more than window dressing or a consequence of their worldview. There are also greedy and benevolent on both sides of the divide.
In the end this philosophical divide is so intrinsic that a system that satisfies both groups is impossible. Each sees the other as ignorant and unrealistic and each is convinced of the absolute rightness of their worldview.
Regardless of who wins the election I fear that a violent clash between the two Americas is probably inevitable because each side is convinced that other must have never have power of their lives. I don't mean it will happen next year but it is inevitable.
I am conservative and absolutely do not want the left to have any say whatsoever in my life. I do not want people who think that real choice and true freedom are illusions to make choices for me.