I want to upfront and honest, I did not vote for President Obama, in either election. However, having said that, what I think about how we elect our leaders has nothing to do nothing who wins or who loses.
As I’m writing this, President Obama appears to have been reelected.
While I’m bothered by this, my concern lies in the fact that someone can be elected to this country’s highest office without winning the popular vote.
I believe there have been elections where the Republicans have benefited from the electoral college as well.
In truth, I didn’t agree with that either.
In my personal opinion, I believe that the people’s voice should carry more weight then the electoral college.
To me, it’s insane that the majority of voters declare that they want a particular person to be their elected leader and that voice is quashed by the electoral college.
I question the fairness of that.
Admittedly, I’m a bit rusty on the reasons for having the electoral college in the first place.
Having said that, if the majority of voters speak their mind through the ballot, why is that not enough?
Again, this is just my opinion. The process seems flawed and appears to give way to much power to a handful of states.
I wonder if this is what our founding fathers had envisioned?
But hey, what do I know? I’m just a father that wishes to see this country be made a better place for my kids.