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  •  I was for it then... (5+ / 0-)

    I was for it before then...

    And even if the President is reelected by this insane system despite losing the popular vote I will still be for the elimination of the Electoral College.

    Though I will permit myself to feast deeply on the sweet, sweet irony of poetic justice and the rage of our Republican friends who argued so strongly for its retention in the wake of 2000.

    I think that it will take the oxen of both sides being gored before a meaningful movement to make the change gains steam.

    And if somewhere down the line it costs us an election we would have won, so be it.  It's a bad system, out of date, and has only lasted so long because cataclysmic events like 2000 have been few.

    That said, I don't expect that outcome this year.  I expect a 3 to 5 point Obama reelection, with a more decisive win in the Electoral vote, something in the 300+ range; the traditional electoral amplifier effect.

    "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell."

    by Notthemayor on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 07:39:58 PM PDT

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