We lost because we did not have a strong candidate and the country has changed.
We are no longer the country of hard working innovators willing to risk everything for the reward at the end.
We are a country of whiners.
When we see someone with more, we whine until it is taken from those that earned it and given to those that demand it. No work is demanded from the whiners, just support.
We are Europe.
In a short year or 2 China will pass us by.
China and Russia will become the super power and the US will leave the stage with her tail between her legs having spent herself into oblivion.