Poll and comments. Unfortunately I ran out of poll choices otherwise, I would have included: * Success no matter who ends up in charge. * Leaning towards success no matter who ends up in charge. * Leaning towards failure no matter who ends up in charge. * Failure no matter who ends up in charge. * I HAVE NO CLUE! If one of the above is your answer, please state so in a reply. Of note, I don't consider the U.S.A a great country just because we are the greatest at every thing we do. Hardly, but while having some good ideas, productive citizens, and a large, rich land mass to work with, the country developed at the right time, and was located in the right place to avoid the destruction of two world wars, giving us a huge leg up at the end of WWII. And I focused this poll on the U.S. due to witnessing the most political turmoil of my life. We as a country seem to be parallelized, practically politically dead in the water, but realize that this poll subject matter can be applied to civilizations around the world. We as a species are all in the same boat. Morality- What is ironic about this state of affairs is that a clear majority will say we are done/finished, but we'll be split down the middle for polar opposite reasons. For morality, we have become too liberal lost our moral bearings or are trying to de-evolve to a primitive self-serving (I've got mine-FU) moral state. National debt- another aspect of this great divide, who has what, who pays into the system and how much, social vs corporate welfare, what we choose to spend our tax dollars on, and who primarily benefits. Global Politics- decidedly different liberal/conservative views on how to deal with adversity, views with a spectrum from isolationist to nuke the Middle East. But yet, I don't believe it's so easy to categorize the views in this area as liberal or conservative, although in the last 30 years the so called conservative party (Republicans) have morphed into a group who likes acting tough without much thought put into it, and beating the war drums. My poll choice was: Leaning towards success due to liberal policies. Why? Because typically liberals view the spectrum of society and and are looking for overall health and level playing field. The only successful path forward for the human race is to become more about "we" and less about "me". (Yes, I've said that before. No need to remind me. ) And the optimist in me believes that our species, despite ups and downs will move forward, while down playing the possibility of us destroying ourselves (which could happen).