Wow, I just looked and someone started a petition for Illinois to secede!!! Of course, it only has 1,681 signatures so far. But, that would be a little embarrassing for Obama, wouldn't it?
I do not believe that, that would embarrass Obama at all. In this Union, it is a given that people are allowed to speak their minds, have a right to protest, sign petitions and make fools of themselves if they so wish. Assuming they would really wish to secede, they would certainly be outnumbered by Obama supporters and realistic progressives, who I suspect would tell the petitioners to get out, and "close the door" on their way out.