Why Do We Have So Many Truly Awful Leaders?

Why Do We Have So Many Truly Awful Leaders?

The simple answer is that we are herd animals, tribal flavor. A strong need for leadership is built into our human nature. My question then is why we seem to have so many truly bad leaders. Especially today, it seems. How do such human disasters ever achieve a leadership position? Are we-the-people at fault, or is it something much deeper?