Why politics needs a charisma detox

"Politics is in bad need of a charisma detox," writes Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, an international authority in personality profiling. "Charm is based on emotional manipulation and, as such, it has the ability to trump any rational assessment and bias our views."  The  recent election gave a dramatic demonstration of his principle: Romney [reason] vs. Obama [charisma]
Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic adds that charismatic leaders influence by charm rather than reason and when they run out of charm they tend to resort to force. [are we seeing this with Obama?]. Read it all.
[Thanks BJS]