I wish he could have but I don’t think he could and we will never know. The best that has been done for the last 50 years is to have brief periods of rest from the decline begun by the “Great Society”. This may not be the root our foundation but certainly cemented it.
Our destruction seems to be inevitable now.
If Romney had been elected, it would have been a sign that Americans wanted to be put back to work, so I would have disagreed with you. Since Americans instead chose to continue getting their government freebies, I don't see another outcome.
Apart from divine intervention, of course.