To some extent yes. But it's not like a constitutional monarchy where the office holder represents the nation to the world without having had 50,000,000 votes cast against him by half the voters. When the Head of State is also the Chief Executive and the Commander in Chief there are well known difficulties. And risks.
How can we think of President Obama representing the people of the USA when we read some of the stuff said about him and see people spouting it vehemently. Don't confuse the rituals with what people are thinking. He's a Democrat machine politician and very good at it too.
He's got you banjaxed with this talk of success not being due to a person's own efforts. That's serious political **** Tico in case you don't know. Have you all got it on Ignore after the first explosion died down and nobody fancied going into bat to refute it intellectually. It sure is a truth. And a deep one.
Where's Bill Gates without Jack Kilby's integrated circuit research. And Mr Kilby would be the first to admit that there was a list of inventors and entrepreneurs which if made into a book he could have stood on to clean the windows on the 20th floor.
He was saying that there's too much preening going on relative to the skills and intelligence available on the principle of the Boltzmann distribution curve for large numbers.
A2K is proof of that.