I'm going to paint a picture of how America could scrap the Electoral College system in the next decade, but I make no predictions whatsoever about the chances this could become reality. You'll have to judge that sort of thing for yourselves.
I like to engage in the sheerest of blue-sky speculation about possible interesting outcomes that could happen. This time around, the scenario I've been hearing bandied about is that Barack Obama wins the Electoral College vote, but Mitt Romney wins the popular vote.
As with many things in life, when it comes to being an independent voter, actions speak much louder than words. If your actions show that you are a party loyalist, then embrace it. If your actions show that you are an independent voter, then embrace it.
The attempt to undo the Founders' brilliant idea -- the Electoral College -- is a danger to the country. It threatens our peace and stability as a nation. Most often, the Electoral College functions to amplify the popular votes of the American people.
The reputation of the Supreme Court has suffered more in the aftermath of Bush v. Gore than at any time in our nation's recent history; but it may now have a chance to redeem itself on the issue of equal protection.
If you were a Haitian voter whose vote belonged OAS team sample, your vote will be treated differently than if your vote did not belong to that sample. This was the grounds on which the Supreme Court stopped the Florida recount.
It's easy to reflect back and consider just how close George Bush came to historical greatness, yet how far he swung away from that unparalleled opportunity to instead be considered one of the worst presidents ever.