I finished my first essay last night- an assessment of the pros and cons of the Electoral College system (try doing THAT in 1000 word). My verdict? The Electoral College is bad. It disproportionately favours various states both based on size (elector:population ration) and importance (states that are in play get more attention). Not only that, but it can effect how presidents actually govern- the divergent responses to Florida and Louisiana hurricanes is a good example.
And now I’m running to work, late!