Originally Posted by NateR
I agree. The Electoral College is a case of our founders second-guessing themselves. It basically says that the President will be chosen by the American people..... but not really.
I think the basic assumption back then was that the average voter (keeping in mind that only white, male, land-owners were originally allowed to vote) was too uneducated to choose a properly qualified leader for our nation. Unfortunately, the fact that Barack Obama was even elected in the first place proves that they were probably right.
well to be fair on them...it does follow a Roman System...they believed that not everyone was capable of understanding politics and so only allowed certain people vote.
In a First World Country I do find it an extraordinary system that really needs a good reform
particularly after last nights results...can we have a re-count