Source: The New York Times
quote: You're firstly going to be wasting vast amounts of time and money
quote: The President doesn't have much power.
quote: I love our system of checks and balances, it is great. Don't, however, marginalize the power of our President. It is far from that--marginal. If you put a GOOD president in office (not a terrible one, ahem), they can accomplish quite a bit of useful... change--or, a better word here contextually speaking is... progress.