As a people, we succeed when we get the representation that we want and we fail when we want the wrong representation. The President, (no matter who he or she will be) only fails if they represent something that they secretly morally object to (moral failure) or when they don't get enough support from the people who elected them to push the issue across the finish line and then the real question is...who failed who?
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
John F. Kennedy, Inaugural address, January 20, 1961
35th president of US 1961-1963 (1917 - 1963)