posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 01:54 AM
The Electoral College is hardly a joke, though I suspect it will eventually be dismantled. Apparently, our modern culture prefers mob rule and the
idea of statehood seems more and more antiquated. The growth of the Federal government, and the homogonized appearance of states (in terms of federal
mandates and laws) is unfortunate. But realize that a popular vote could render nearly all states but a few (NY, Florida, California, Texas, perhaps a
few others) voiceless. And further, in an election year fueled with uncertainty and conflict (2012?) with multiple candidates (Obama, Romney- Paul and
Trump (third parties?)), there is always the chance of small plurality winning. Though possibly far-fetched, the future could hold a candidate with
ideas contrary to the ideals of the nation. I'd provide some scenarios, but I'm sure everyone could think of their own which would be disasterous
for the country if we relied merely on the popular vote.