Kudos to the writer of "Consolidate presidential race" (March 10, Letters). Everyone I talk to agrees that it's time to abolish the Electoral College. Party nominees would be chosen strictly by popular vote, and there would be no caucuses, delegates or superdelegates. I, too, am insulted by the elitism of the system. It's time to level the field of campaign financing; all campaigns should be financed publicly, and the majority of candidate exposure should be limited to a series of forums and debates. Also, there should be a time limit on when you can start campaigning. The Democratic National Committee should do something about the president-elect to be decided by popular vote.