makes sense to me. the constitution works well for us (on the rare occasions that we adhere to it); that doesn't mean it's a one-size-fits-all solution for every country looking to be free.
i don't believe in american exceptionalism anyway. all nations think they're exceptional. america has been blessed with a temperate climate, a wealth of natural resources, and a vast ocean protecting us on both sides. but the idea that americans are some sort of superior race in some way is a fairy tale peddled to the ignorant nativists. you see the same thing in other nations. hell, we were founded by religious puritans who got kicked out of england because the english couldn't stand them anymore!
now we were the reigning power from the end of world war ii until just recently. that also was a happy accident: all the other would-be world powers had been bombed into oblivion. but some pinheads, mostly on the right, got it in their head that jesus was an american and all that crap. it's dangerous to keep humoring people who harbor such childish and arrogant fantasies as american exceptionalism. we're a nation, better in some ways and worse in some ways than others. if we really were the best nation on earth, we'd have a health care system that worked. we wouldn't attack countries militarily without provocation and occupy them for years and years. we wouldn't rate near the bottom of the industrialized nations in just about every quality-of-life metric.