Everyone sniveling about the electoral college needs to calm their tits. It works along with popular vote well enough, and it's not even the large states with higher amount of electoral votes that are what matters, it's the small swing states.
I think it needs to be changed just as much as anyone, but it doesn't function as shitty as some people are saying, and they're being unfair about it.
Originally Posted by Tzu Men
I thought this was more interesting: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/07/po...ico/index.html
I mean, the actual election result was very predictable. Obama was far more popular than Carter or Bush - you have to really fuck up in the eyes of voters to not get re-elected. Romney was never going to win.
As for the economic issues: I very much doubt that a talented leader who could 'fix' the situation will ever be elected.
We want charisma and so we get populism. The economy will inevitably recover, and any great power's position on the world stage is precarious and subject to entropy.
This, but mostly because it'll take the House and Senate to structure a budget, and they're not cooperating. Eventually something will give, and they'll iron something out, but until then, they're being a load of hyper-partisan faggots.