Everyone is welcome to read Hamilton in the Federalist Papers No. 68. on why we need the Electoral College.
Oh, and that Federalist paper was written at a time when information and candidates travelled extremely slowly. So it was just not practical for the average person to have enough information to make a decision about who to elect. That's why they elected people to choose for them. Now, we have instantaneous transfer of information and air travel that allows candidates to visit the American people in person. The original need for the electoral college no longer exists.

Sigh, I might as well stop now. It seems like those in favor of the electoral college are just not making sense or haven't thought it through completely.