Invalid question..... The correct question is "Can the united states survive these meaningless elections?" A: Not until the intellectual battle is properly engaged and won. Romney(who won't be elected) would do NOTHING to make the SYSTEMIC and FUNDAMENTAL changes which are necessary for a turnaround. And the people don't understand the problems enough to demand that the politicians- left or right - make the right changes...... and therein lies the problem. Only Ron Paul gets it, and millions like me will not give our blessing(vote) to more of the same old crap. So Romney loses...... yawn.