I'd have to think a little more on this. On one hand i feel in a representative government the people should have a direct link to whom they have represent them in both Houses of Congress. On the other hand, it makes little sense to have Federal representatives voting one way on an issue when their State, the people they are there to represent and the representatives in their respective State legislatures vote the opposite.
Too much party partisan, line up and play ball goes on at the Federal level which makes each State's senator that gets elected to Federal office incapable of doing their jobs. That being representing the people in their State.
Does this constitute a grave enough concern to take direct elections away from the people? If the people aren't being represented as they ought, it doesn't matter whom they vote for because whomever it is will and does do whatever he or she pleases.
So, hmmm....anyone have a good enough reason to keep the direct election of Senators? Other than they assume they're losing control over their choice in elected official? (Who does as he pleases despite what his or her constituents want..)
as it is I'm leaning yes, but I will wait to see if anyone comes up with a convincing argument to vote the contrary...