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Electoral College Is Democratic, Not democratic

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 11:34 AM
Hey, if we got rid of the Electoral College we could be just like France! Or Greece! We could vote ourselves 30 hour work weeks and retirement at 50, just like the REAL socialists. All we need to some guilty capitalist to bankroll us. Think Germany would take on another moocher? Wait a minute -- the only reason Germany can cover Greece is that we're covering ALL their defense budgets. Hmmm.... Well, anyway... FORWARD!!!
GatoLuchador Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 11:55 AM
Right. Imagine if you lived in France where all your elections were decided by Paris. If you lived in the outskirts, you'd probably not even bother to vote.
Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:20 PM
Just look at how much effort that would save!

Best to just let the experts take care of us. It's the modern way!

Hey I just had an idea. We could BREED a line of expert leaders and let them just own everything. They'd live in the biggest city and they'd just do what they thought was best, and we wouldn't need to vote at all! Just think of it -- hereditary rulers, bred for excellence! So new, so modern! Why we could even address them as "Your Excellency"!

In 2000, conservatives were obligated to explain why they supported preservation of the Electoral College even though it produced a victory for their candidate, George W. Bush. In coming elections, their devotion may face a sterner test: Will they favor it if Democrats win the White House even when Republicans carry the popular vote?

Mitt Romney managed to avoid that problem by coming up short across the board. But while Republicans have noticed that the voting public is changing in ways that don't help the GOP, they may not have noticed that the electoral map has also shifted to their clear disadvantage.