I’ve never quite agreed with the assertion that America is the most powerful nation in the world, and that the role of president makes one “the most powerful person in the world.” It’s embarrassing. It may have been true at one time or another, but as of late it’s served only as ego-bait. Everyone has that friend or relative whose ego is so inflamed that a compliment can derail an evening and send them on a tirade of self-congratulation. That is precisely…