I refer to comment and will expound more.
3. While Presidency can be bad and good based on who it is, I like to refer to this quote as to how our government works,"Democracy is the worst type of government, except for all the others."-Winston Churchill.
4. Presidency is not inherently bad or good. It is the man who makes the office, not the office who makes the man.
I believe that most politician are corrupt, majority of them are in it for the money, I don't trust any of them.
although The presidency has considerable power but they are not powerful enough the President also has "implied powers." These are powers that are not listed in the Constitution but have been used by presidents as conditions change. I have always thought that the president was in control of everything. Until I have found out that congress can and does reduce their power from time to time. Congress also has the power to amend, delay or reject the president"s legislative proposals. As well as this limitation, there are many checks and balances put in place by Congress to limit the power of the president including the power to override the president"s veto the power to amend budgetary requests through the power of the purse and impeach.
The very problem with modern politics is exactly your view. I mean nothing against it and agree but let me explain. Politics nowadays is about power, money, and influence. The other problems such as the ignorance of the general population and overall corruption in the gov't is a major issue. The biggest problem is that little can be proven here though aside from speculation. I know that Obama has over used his power when he went on an all expenses paid by American tax dollar trip to Hawaii to go golfing with his family. Another example is that a building, bathroom, was built in a national park. If you have been camping you know these restrooms to be more of outhouses with no sink, a hole in the ground for a toilet with a seat, and a small brick build with a roof. When this was made the person in charge of the project (unnamed politician) accosted a million tax payer dollars to make this. I'll that implication at that. As for presidency it has become much like Romans who just want political influence and their name in the history books. Obama was successful because of the second reason. First Black President. George W. Bush road the coattails of his father before him as Hillary Clinton tried to do. There are major issues with how it is today and one good way to fix this is increase public awareness of who they actually are voting for and people would be surprised about the issues with politicians and soon we would have candidates of higher moral.