Yes, Ed recently said the same thing. There is no way for someone else to take over your nation, but if you want you could send out your tech to others, like Wulfie did when she quit.
When I told Ed this suggestion, he said he'd just struggle on with the game, but I honestly do not recommend that. If you want to quit, then please do. There's absolutely no sense in clinging on to something that's not fun. This also goes for everyone else, I might add. The only reason I really even decided to get SSX involved in CN was because I felt that this community needed a game that we could actually play together, that wasn't an MMO. We had quite a run, but over the past year, both activity and interest have sharply declined. I must admit that I don't know how much longer I will be in the game myself. Even from an active political player's standpoint, the game has gotten a lot more dull in the past year, in the wake of the last war we fought.
"We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution."