Hillary and the Electoral College

Seems like only yesterday Hillary was backing proposals meant to undo the Constitution's wise electoral college system in favor of a popular vote determination of presidential elections. Undoubtedly, she's figuring out how to scrub all that from the public record, because as Michael Barone notes, not only is she beating Obama in the popular vote tally in the Dem primaries, but her strongest argument to the super delegates who will be deciding who gets her party's nomination is, ironically, that she can win in the electoral college and he will lose there:
Hillary Clinton's current and tenuous popular vote lead may not persuade Democratic super-delegates to reject the candidate who has, after all, won more delegates in primaries and caucuses. But it may prompt some to think hard about Electoral College arithmetic.



Seems like only yesterday Hillary was backing proposals meant to undo the Constitution's wise electoral college system in favor of a popular vote determination of presidential elections. Undoubtedly, she's figuring out how to scrub all that from the public record, because as Michael Barone notes, not only is she beating Obama in the popular vote tally in the Dem primaries, but her strongest argument to the super delegates who will be deciding who gets her party's nomination is, ironically, that she can win in the electoral college and he will lose there:
Hillary Clinton's current and tenuous popular vote lead may not persuade Democratic super-delegates to reject the candidate who has, after all, won more delegates in primaries and caucuses. But it may prompt some to think hard about Electoral College arithmetic.