NPR’s Political Junkie has a piece entitled What To Do With The Electoral College? that deals with the question of whether or not the Electoral College should stick around (it also has a poll).
There are very good arguments both for and against the Electoral College and as I stated before, I am really undecided on the matter. Doing away with the Electoral College would be a major change to the Constitution and I’m not sure that that is such a good idea. Plus there was a lot of wisdom used by the Founding Fathers in the writing of the Constitution, especially in regards to their distrust of direct democracy, which they saw as mob rule.
If nothing else this is an interesting discussion.