2) With point 1 in mind, the President’s job is technically that of an executive, in other words carrying out the functions of government. Although successful presidents must be good leaders, and they have tremendous latitude to set policy, it is not necessary for them to lead public opinion as much as to be sensitive to it and gain consensus for it. It is our job as citizens to elect people who will see the job as a mandate to enact a popular agenda, not their own. I think Mr. Romney would be far superior in this respect than 4 more years of Mr. Obama’s personal agenda.
I recognize that this is not a perfect solution, but sometimes perfection is the enemy of good enough!
Rick G., California