“I’ve seen how these states are written off and ignored, and people are effectively disenfranchised in the presidential race. And I really do now think it is time to change that.” – Former Vice President Al Gore

AMEN. …and hallelujah.

If you don’t live in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, your vote means less.  It discourages people from voting.

But since 2000, I’ve wanted to wipe out the Electoral Vote.  That was the most egregious assault on our democratic republic since Nixon.  Or since Justice William Rehnquist was appointed.

Of course, if this year the Electoral College wasn’t in play it might bend the election to Mitt Romney’s advantage.  It certainly would mean you couldn’t game the election this far out. The biggest challenge Romney has is electorally.  The map remains tremendously challenging this year.