Politics is a science of controlling others with the most polished and smooth lie. The psychopathic need to control the life of others through the guise of patriotism and a delusional sense of self-righteousness.
Leadership is not an ability to convince others to follow you because of your dialog, your intentions, or an ability to impact the present. Leadership is inspiring others to follow you because of what you have accomplished. The spiritual and ethical fiber that makes you who you are and what you do. It is the ability to build a better future for everyone regardless of what you are carrying on your shoulders in the present or what you might lose in the process.