"Bottom line: The Founding Fathers didn’t fully trust democracy, fearing mob rule, and so created a republic. They correctly worried that a pure democracy could result in the election of a demagogue (ahem), or a charismatic autocrat (ahem), or someone under foreign influence (ditto), hence the rule that a president must have been born in the United States. We know how seriously Trump takes the latter."
-- Kathleen Parker on the Electoral College. While, on the whole, I think the Hamilton Electors movement is doomed, I can help but support it because, seriously? This is where we are?