indeed, it is one of the great ironies of America that the Founding Fathers invested more power in the presidency than ever exercised by George III, a monarch described as a ‘tyrant’ in the Declaration of Independence. The Stadholder of the Netherlands, William V, was explicit. He wrote to John Adams, ‘Sir, you have given yourselves a king under the title of president’.
When our republic was founded, there was a great deal of debate over things like how to address the president; such things as "Your Excellent Highness" [or something similar] were suggested before they finally settled on "Mr. President". And when the White House was first being built, it was referred to as "the President's Palace".
Incidentally, the page has a link to a book called Just How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth About the American Voter. I'm not familiar with the book, so I don't know if it's just tired America-bashing or if it actually deals with the folly of voting, but a folly it is. Nor do I imagine that voters in other countries are any wiser; indeed, the evidence is to the contrary.