In your reply to fireman15, you state that a number of the electorate would be willing to see dictatorial powers taken by President Obama. If a certain madness took place with the electorate to allow this power, only the electoral college might stand as a bulwark. Possibly this is why there are certain murmurs to abolish it. Just my opinion here.
I have read "Dreams From My Father" purported to be by Barack Obama. Jack Cashill, in his book "Deconstructing Obama" gives a strong argument that one William Ayres wrote much of it. Be that as it may, the implications of the thoughts of the person written within , send a chill, a cold chill, down my spine.
Up in Canada, some of us will watch with more than passing interest, in the titanic struggle being waged for the soul of the United States in November.
I have no doubt that that is the real reason why they want it abolished, despite the fact they claim other reasons, such as the president should be elected by 'popular' vote. The liberals always lie. And if they believed they'd be ahead by the popular vote, well, they've got that in the bag as far as brainwashing children in the liberal schools, all the way through college. Of course, they embrace illegals for more votes (through such means as bribery via 'free' health care, welfare, etc.).
Our country will implode within our lifetime and I do believe we are walking down that path now. It's quite awful to watch....and very little any of us can actually do to stop it.