The people who should be leading this country is. No one. we SHOULD be smart enough to not be told what to do. and work and live together. But to much greed and such so yeah. But if you want to put a leader there. It should be someone who wishes to evolve the country without war and un-reliable resources. and taking care of major problems.
People that care for the common folk. People who aren't greedy. People who arent corrupt. People who are genuinely nice. People who think ahead and avoid problems. People who believe what scientists tell us about things like global warming. People who are accepting. People who aren't afraid to dime out others if warranted. People who "get it". People like me.
The ideal President finds a way to lead with general appeal to all groups to at least some extent. Presidents who have tried to govern around the middle and build general consensus have been the most successful. Unfortunately in the US, we now have about 40% of the voting eligible populous that do not pay ANY federal income taxes. Undoubtedly they would be happy if nothing changed. I sometimes wonder what it would be like if we had a Parliamentary form of government.