Now I get it, ability, integrity, honesty aren't what matters in public office it's popularity inflating ego to epic proportions.
"Berlusconi says he world's most popular leader
"NAPLES (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who has compared himself to Jesus Christ and Napoleon, boasted on Friday that he was the world's most popular leader.
The conservative premier, in his third term in office, said opinion poll findings in his possession showed his popularity at just over 75 percent, making him far more popular than U.S. President Barack Obama -- or any other head of government. .........."