They forget that they have a very sacred duty. They do not hold a position of power. They hold a position of service. They are sworn to guide, protect, and care for thier constituents. They were elected because of thier expertise and skill, and the faith that people have in the job that they will do.
They are a servant, not a ruler. That is the key to democracy. That is what people have forgotten, and that is why the government is failing the people. The politicians and the citizens have forgotten this!
The president is not your superior, he is your underling. You have placed him in a position to guide and care, because you feel he is suited to that task. remember that. When voting, when running for office, remember that you are talking about a position of service, not rulership.