Almost all U.S. presidents, whether Republican or Democrat, are disappointing. Why is that? Here are five reasons offered by scholar Aaron David Miller: The challenges that confront presidents far exceed the powers at their disposal. Our expectations are unrealistic. The presidency is too up close and personal. The job is just too big. We want presidents to have the common touch and be heroic.
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