The republicans lost because they continue to put up candidates that are-
1.Not Rockstar popular. Lets face it the young voters are primarily voting for who is cool not who is best suited for the job.
2.Not even popular amongst there own party. It wasn't until after the primaries that they started to warm up to Romney and even then it was "I guess I will hold my breath and vote for the lesser of two evils".
3.Not much different than who was already in office.
I don't feel sorry for them or the country. We are making bad decisions again and again. I don't see it stopping anytime soon. Both candidates totally sucked and neither would or will fix the problems this country faces. If anything we are more divided than ever. Anyone who is applauding what happened last night is simply looking at this like a sports game with your favorite team winning or losing. Some hard decisions are going to have to be made and soon. We can not continue to kick the can down the road, although I am certain that is what will happen. Either way I am prepared for what the future holds good or bad. JMO