I was refuting you indictment of personality cults surrounding leaders rather than discussing Johnson's record. Poorly worded, sorry. My point was that uncharismatic leaders tend to be below average. He would of lost if Livingstone was charismatic and he was not; particularly given the narrow margin. But is there anything wrong with that difference playing a role in deciding who is the better candidate given charisma is a quality required of a leader. What makes Johnson the much worse leader than Livingstone and so only elected due to his charisma in your opinion.