Either scenario sound idyllic? Well why wait?
The Sarah Palins, Newt Gingriches, and Mitt Romneys of the world are never going to convince liberals that their individualistic way of thinking is correct (because by all measurable standards it isn't). And I'm certainly not ever going to be able to convince conservatives that "public" is not a bad word or that they consistently vote against their own best interests (even though it's true).
So why do we insist on staying married? For the kids? Because we're sure not doing our descendants any favors with all of this fighting.
Isn't it time for an amicable separation?