my electoral vote goes to obama no matter what i do.
Yeah, that's a problem. But we can solve it by enacting laws state by state that would give those states' electoral college votes to the winner of the national popular vote when enough other states have done so to constitute an electoral college majority. Four states constituting 50 EVs have already done so. There's no reason why only those voters in a few swing states should determine the presidential election. And no constitutional amendment necessary: the Constitution gives states the authority to distribute their EVs as they see fit.
More info at National Popular Vote
. Write your state legislators, tell them you're tired of your state being ignored in election after election.