Life can be complex and confusing; especially when it turns out that words and feelings are not the same thing as actions and accomplishments. Peggy Noonan offers this essay as Exhibit 1. Conclusion here:
Commentators like to decry low-information voters—the stupid are picking our leaders. I think the real problem is low-information leaders. They have so little experience of life and have so much faith in magic—in media, in words—that they don’t understand people will get angry at you when you mislead them, and never see you the same way again.