Q. Should one make an effort to see a president or a prime minister in our days?
A. Talmud (Brochos 9b) teaches that one should run to see the honour given even to the Gentile kings, since if he merits, he may be able to see the future difference between the glory that is given to them and the one to be imparted in the future to the Jewish rulers.
As seen in the question above, that glory and honour, has greatly diminished in our days. One may argue, that there is therefore more of a reason to see them, as the difference has greatly increased.
However, Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that whatever honour is awarded today, cannot even begin to be a source of comparison and the whole activity is but a futile exercise. (See question 2120 above)
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a