a plain old elitist, aloof, know it all A-hole.

That describes pretty much every politician ever. The charismatic ones know how to grin and glad hand, how to kiss babies and make the unwashed masses love their elitist, aloof, know it all asses.

Trump is the best example of that ever. Charisma got him elected, but once elected to a leadership position it turned out he had no leadership skills.

Hillary Clinton has leadership skills but no charisma. She's a worker, not a charmer.

The Clintons, to this day, are worldwide power brokers, leaders on many fronts in the battle for the good of mankind. One of them is charismatic, people flock to him like gulls on a dropped bag of fries. One is the worker bee.
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