@pratik The founders thought it the least-worst option because they thought politics would be state-based, not party-based. After Washington, they thought most elections would end up in the House, because states would all vote for their favorite sons. They didn’t want the President to be directly responsible to Congress, so the Electoral College was a method to restrict the candidates the House could choose between. It literally started out as a hack and they had to readjust it after only three elections because there was no easy method to determine who would be President and who would be VP if there was a tie.
But the central problem is Presidental republics are extremely prone to dictatorships. Having so many different groups that can claim a popular mandate leads to deadlock and Constitutional crises in which there is no constitutional way to resolve the problem. So extra-constitutional means get normalized and that usually ends up with men with guns deciding things.
The US has been a real outlier in that regard, but, given the past 20 years (and especially the last four), our luck may be running out.