Talk about your anticlimax. Barack Obama can'êt assume the presidency on January 20 unless something happens throughout the country today — and the media is reacting with a giant collective yawn.
It's the Monday after the second Wednesday of December. And that means — ta-da — the quadrennial meeting of the Electoral College will be called to order in every state capitol at noon today. The Associated Press notes this Constitutionally-mandated event taking place in Olympia with a riveting story totaling 73 words.
It'ês not just the mainstream media. Even minutiae-obsessed political reporters are giving the EC a pass. Not a story to be seen early Monday in two online hubs of punditry, Politio or Real Clear Politics. The Wall Street Journal does run a column today on how to get rid of the hoary institution. Should you care to read more about this cornerstone of American democracy,