Embedded Player Robert talks to Alan Brinkley, Professor of American History at Columbia University and author of Liberalism and It's Discontents , about the difference between the break down of the electoral college and the popular vote yesterday. Brinkley explains the reasoning behind the founding fathers establishment of the electoral college, and notes that a regional disparity in voting contributed to this year's election outcome. (5:00) Liberalism and It's Discontents by Alan Brinkley is published by Harvard University Press, 1998.