I think our best days as a Nation are behind us.
We will not see the good ol days anymore.
There is too much of a entitlement attitude which will keep us from being who we once were.
The answer to your question......I do not see anybody in our future that can dig us out of what we are in. This has been going on for the past 25 years of kicking the can down the road. My thinking is the can is on it's way down the hill.