After eight years as President "I have only two regrets: that I have not shot Henry Clay or hanged John C. Calhoun."--1837--
Andrew Jackson (Calhoun was his Vice-President and Clay a former Secretary of State)
"The Electoral College, itself the result of compromise by the Founders, isn’t going anywhere. The federal government is a creation of the sovereign states, not the other way around. The generally well-founded fear of majoritarian democracy displayed by men like Hamilton and Madison is evident in the compromise that led to the creation of the Electoral College—a character that has been diluted in the intervening centuries."