Okay, you convinced me. A huge problem in America however if there's a huge portion of the population who see "change" as innately a bad thing. Then add changing the constitution and even though it makes all the sense in the world, there will be those who will resist it as if their lives depended on it. I've been on a soapbox for almost a decade over freeing ourselves from petroleum, something that makes sense on numerous levels but people hate change. Just stopped myself from posting an offtopic tangent. But is was a good tangent. Sent it to some friends privately. If anyone wants to see my oil rant, just PM me.
But yeah, do away with the EC. Direct vote for POTUS and create a runoff system. I like the instant runoff the best but it confuses some people. Instant-runoff voting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia