The long march to a transformational presidency takes more patience than the press can muster.
In 1968, Ted Nugent was a lightning rod, a personification of transformational freedom.
Obama campaigned as a transformational figure who wanted to move the country beyond the culture wars.
transformation trans·for·ma·tion (trāns'fər-mā'shən, -fôr-)
The genetic alteration of a bacterial cell by introduction of DNA from another cell or from a virus.