Originally Posted by kevintee
Well if the next 4 years go as I think they will, I'm getting my MBA and heading for a country that will still be free.
Let me help you, Kevin. Here's the Global Electoral Map from the Economist:
Vote Obama or McCain: Global Electoral College | The Economist
, or click on the attachment.
So your McCain-leaning, friendly countries are Chad, the Congo, and Iraq. Burma was 50-50, so that might be acceptable as well.
And if you ARE accepted to a B-School program, you had better look outside of Colorado for a 'conservative' program. I think you'll find that most folks in the Daniels and Leeds classes are fairly progressive (at least they were when I was in my program). By the way- make sure that any student loans you take out are all private - you wouldn't want to take any subsidized, low-interest handout money, right?
Truly- I was mistaken when I assumed you were mature enough to understand that no matter which way the political winds shift, this country provides the most opportunity & the fewest barriers for success that anywhere in the World- your petulant statement about a 'free countries' demonstrates that you have a lot of growing up to do. Although there's one bit of truth to your statement - you SHOULD do a lot of traveling outside the US to give yourself a better perspective on how good we have it.
One more thing: Earlier this fall, you dismissed offhand a series of posts I made, with economic data and charts, about how Bush's economic policy trajectories and the increasing gap between rich and middle class was taking us in the direction of Mexico. When you're down in Valles this winter, take the time to notice how there are only two classes of people in that town- the wealthy landowners, and the vast majority of poor people that barely manage to get by; then ask yourself if that's an acceptable vision for America.
UPDATE:You also have the Cuba or Algeria option- they both voted McCain too.