That was then.
When politicians campaign promising not to do X, then get elected and turn around and do X (perhaps more than anyone had done before), why can't we sue them for fraud? As the system stands, there is no solid basis for choosing one candidate over another, as none of them are likely to be who they say they will. Why bother with democracy at all under these conditions?
Most of what we need to know was said quite clearly long ago:Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.-Lord Acton