I love going over the Electoral College because the students react so strongly to it. Every year the students think it is unfair, and denies our right to choose. I guess the biggest issue is a candidate can win the popular vote, but lose the Electoral Vote. That has only happened three times in the 44 Presidential Elections this country has had, but it can happen.
Below are famous moments in a Presidential Campaign, and video that makes it so memorable. Also below is a link to an awesome website that shows you every outcome for every race. It is awesome! You have to win 270 Electoral Votes to become president.
270 To Win
A very cool website
Many candidates will go on SNL or late night TV to relate to the people. Sarah Palin went on SNL during the 2008 Election.
The slogan that stuck with Obama was, "Yes We Can." Here during the Election of 2008 Will I Am turned it into a song, and encouragement to vote!