Coyle:

Only thing I may disagree with is the notion that we no longer hold “the office” in high regard. Low polling numbers to the contrary, it is still oft remarked (and felt) that the Office of (such and such) is to be respected not the man.
When the Office is no longer respected, comes revolution not just rebellion.

And this is as it has always been even in ancient Egypt where contrary to common opinion, the Pharoahs were in some sense subservient to their Office; the same was true in most early societies and continued through the present day.

Nicci is pretty spot-on in this regard.