I'm still confused by the electoral college vote. Obama is ahead with the popular vote, but not nearly at the ratio the electoral would lead you to expect. By popular vote, he'll still win, but by maybe only a few hundred thousand or few million votes, but other campaigns have been much closer, even with Gore beating Bush in the popular vote. Even where I live, I think we have 12 electoral votes, but by popular vote, it's closer to a 50-50 split, yet Obama gets all 12 votes. I understand your reasoning against a popular vote, but in many states, Obama did concentrate on the major metros, probably leading to his victory. Mentioned this in another post, but my vote really had little contribution, our state was decided months ago and given to Obama, regardless of how the lower population portions of the state voted. Maybe breaking the rules of the forum, but my choices did win, even though they were probably already decided before my vote was counted.