Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Electoral Community College

It occured to me that the Electoral College was created to safeguard against a charismatic charlatan being elected directly by the popular vote. It seems a little unnecessary if the Electoral College does nothing but parrot the popular vote.

cha-ris-ma a personal magic of leadership arousing special popular loyalty or enthusiasm for a public figure.

char-la-tan one making usually showy pretenses to knowledge or ability.

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