I disagree with this premise because the country is already lost. We are a fractured and divided nation of political, social and economic tribes. African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Caucasian-Americans, LBGT-Americans, Arab-Americans, Muslim-Americans, ad infinitum. We have voluntarily divided ourselves into classes and haven't been the United States of America since WWII.
"A house divided against itself cannot stand." We have screwed ourselves, squandered our wealth and been engaged in a civil war for almost 60 years.