The 2012 election, I believe, will be a rout comparable to the 2010 election. “The One” will be sent to the dustbin of American politics, hopefully to never resurface. If my prediction, especially regarding the man at the top, does not come true, then I will advise my kids and their kids to leave the country — NOW!
If there is a continuation of Obama or his policies (and there is no guarantee that Romney or some other horse is capable or willing to roll back the damage and not extend it), then anyone under 40 with any kind of ability should consider leaving. The entire world is in turmoil now so it is not easy to determine where to go. But eventually places will straighten out and return to normal. That may not be the case in the United States.
The internet and other new technologies are making it possible to live in one place and do business in many other places. Work will continue its separation from physical location and that is a good thing for those in favor of freedom as opposed to Statism.
Human capital is as mobile as wealth and we have already seen both take flight from the US. A continuation of Obama or his policies will accelerate that process. To understand what it means when talent and capital abandon an area, use Detroit as a model.
One early analysis of yesterday’s election results is optimistic and properly irreverent. Perhaps contained within these results is a sign that the country is returning to its senses even if its leadership has not.
Here is Erick Erickson’s initial