"Whoever lands the job (and it’s highly unlikely to be Tony Blair) will have practically zero influence on anything, acting instead as little more than a moderator between the governments of the member states as they continue to run the EU show. And will be in office for just two and a half years – which is no time at all in EU terms (hell, it’s just taken more than a decade to get agreement on a treaty which doesn’t solve half the problems it was meant to…)"
We already have two Presidents, President of the Council of the European Union which is the job that gets rotated every 6 months between European leaders; and the really influential job, President of the European Commission who is Jose Manuel Barroso.
It begs the question why we need a third President? It just seems to me that with every treaty we just seem to create an additional layer of bureaucracy.