Let's just bite the bullet and elect a bold-face liar as President of the United States (POTUS).
The world is the world; honesty and truthfulness are not necessarily the qualities that will produce the most effective president. In fact, such qualities may hinder his or her success.
The Presidential race has essentially already began, but instead of 2 candidates, we have 3.
And of the 3, there is absolutely no contest regarding which of them is the Liar-extraordinaire. Hillary outdistances McCain and Obama by light-years. The other two may exaggerate their qualifications to be POTUS. But HRC, since she has zero qualifications for the job, just flat-out lies. It's a thing of beauty to behold, because she lies about events that even the feeble-minded mass media can check up on...and in some cases, produce video that absolutely refute her recollections.
Imagine our adversaries being confronted by a POTUS whose claim to fame is bold-faced lying, pure and simple. No principles, no real dedication to any particular ideology, no qualms about saying whatever is necessary to achieve her objectives, no loyalty to anything but herself---how in hell does Putin et al deal with that? After-all, we elected her knowing full well that she doesn't have an honest bone in her body. In fact, that's why we elected her!
HRC is the perfect 21st Century President: patently unqualified, willing to do or say anything to enhance her personal status, unencumbered by any beliefs other than her own personal ambitions...even that most personal of human relationships--marriage--was a mere business arrangement; in a world of ice, who better to lead the country than an icicle?