".....Harry Truman had a wonderful definition for the presidency. He said the president has to be someone who can persuade the American people to do what they don't want to do and to like it. And that's what you have to do. Somebody like Reagan had that authority. He was liked so much and he had a kind of moral authority. That's what this president has lost."Not only has this President,Mort,lost his moral authority,but every President since Bill Clinton has lost moral authority.
Bill Clinton did serious damage to the prestige to the office -with his teenage like and dog in heat conduct- that the moral authority of the presidency maybe gone forever.That is Bill Clinton's legacy.
The only cannidate in this current crop of GOP hopefuls,that has any moral authority is Ron Paul.He is the only one who will truly tell you exactly what he believes.