Ladder Match - The Electoral College

To keep or not to keep?

The New York Times slashes and burns, trying to tie the thing to racism, George W. Bush, and rural bumpkins.  Even states are against it - creatively seeking to render themselves irrelevant, as we noted this summer.

But don't forget this defense of the institution, which I highlighted some time ago.

Finally, if this is a ladder match, is the electoral college the ladder?  Is the presidency the title belt?