One of the problems with the electoral college is that it can disenfranchise voters. A friend was telling me about a phone conversation he overheard waiting at the polling place. “I don’t know why I even bother, it’s a red state anyway” she said. It’s pretty damn ignorant to think the only thing you’re voting for is President, but I certainly didn’t care about the school board elections when I was 20.

And that damn electoral map is psychologically divisive. Every time they threw it up on CNN I’m thinking, “Holy crap, the whole country is red!”. But it’s not remotely all read. The “whole country” isn’t one of anything. You’re just as likely to meet someone who supports the other guy as your guy, nationally speaking.

Some dude on CNN pointed out at that this is the first president since 1988 who won at least half of the popular vote. The last 3 elections have all been decided by majorities, but not “half of america”.

That Kerry called to concede is the best news I’ve heard in the last 2 days. Let’s move on.