Heh, Frank J. Fleming explains that the president isn't the leader of the country:
I mean, really, why does everyone believe the president is the leader of our country? What he is, is the head of our government, i.e., he is the leader of the least part of our country. We have two groups in America: the people who work hard and create businesses and jobs and all the things that make our country great, and the screw-ups who get in the way of that. Government is by far the greatest force of the latter. So why do we as citizens think the guy we put in charge of the government and all the bureaucrats -- "King Idiot," basically -- is our leader? That's like saying a pothole is in charge of the road.
Read the whole thing. We really need a humbler government, and a humbler view of government.