We have recently ben offered one more example of a leader from the back. Italian national football team captain during the opening of the friendly France vs Italy football match played the same role, with the same effect, as Winton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. The link shows the moment in the San Nicola di Bari stadium on September 1st.
When a football player, even if a leading one, shows how to lead to a continental public (getting very busy with the next electoral events in France, but in Germany too), where politicians and intellectuals let you have doubts on similar capacities, we understand the need to reevaluate at least a bit how we select our representatives.
The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern election results we just commented, seem to confirm the growing distance (existing or perceived) between the ruling (not leading) class and the citizens.