There are times I wonder if this isn’t the right answer.
UPDATE: Clearly, I wrote this before looking at the map. While the article makes sense, clearly the author thinks all northerners look alike. The idea of the Dakotas, Montana and Idaho siding with New England is as risible as Rebecca Otto’s candidacy.
My two cents? It’s not just two nations (Dems aren’t the only ones fighting the last war). Short of dividing up by counties (which would be much more politically accurate), I could see several options:
- Two nations .- with the West Coat, New England, the Mid-Atlantic and Chicago existing as an archipelago of liunacy
- Three nations – a Japan and China-aligned West Coast, a New England/Mid-Atlantic nation that’d join the EU, and the rest of the country.
- Four nations: the above, with the former confederacy (less Texas, perhaps) forming a socially-conservative nation and the remainder a libertarian-conservative agricultural and petroleum based nation.
But again, it’s all hypothetical.
Or is it?